Snow falling on Cedars1/by David Guterson/E/D/I

1st Proposal

I recommend in English:

Vokabeln auf Deutsch e italiano

Yesterday I saw the film SNOW  FALLING ON CEDARS/ and I’ve read the book by DAVID GUUERSON. I think the book as well as the film are just overwhelming!(überragend/straordinario)

Do you know about the situation of the American Japanese and their situation, especially in California, during the second world war? der Weltkrieg/la guerra mondiale

 

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The story is  about the tragic situation of the  Japanese people who had become Americans, fought (fight präsens-fought past/kämpfen-gekämpft/combattere-combattuto) for the USA in the second world war and were even decorated war veterans, suffered very much because of the hatred  (der Hass-l’odio) and prejudices (das Vorurteil/il pregiudizio) American citizens had towards them, especially,  after Pearl Harbour.

We realize also very much the difference of cultures if we look at  the touching (ergreifenden/toccante )love story between Ishmael and Hatsue.(Love letter on page 195 by Ishmael)

Could you imagine in your culture to not being able  (nicht können/non poter)to marry your beloved woman/man because of cultural clashes?

As the story is last, but not least, about the mysterious death of  white local fisherman Carl Heine and the trial  (der Prozess/ il processo) for murder against Kabuo Miyamoto a  Japanese-American fisherman, I also include a photo of boats in a Californian harbour. (der Hafen/il porto)

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Click here for the direct link of the conversation between Mr Gutterson, the audience and Mrs Harriet Gilbert from the World Book Club.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/wbc/wbc_20090209-1146a.mp3

This this the link to the latest interview  and conversation with a writer, his books and the readers. You can, however, find and download all the older conversations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/wbc/#playepisode3

This is a quiz about literature http://portal.sliderocket.com/BLHNP/LITERATURE1

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