Author(s): Fred Uhlman
A novel about two sixteen year old boys who are classmates at the same exclusive school. Hans is a Jewish middle-class intellectual, Konradin a rich gentile aristocrat. They form an intense friendship. A year later it is over. Nothing remarkable in that - except that this is the 1930s and we are in Germany.
A delicate, daring novella about the loss of innocence in pre-war Germany
Fred Uhlman, born in Stuttgart in 1901, claimed that his South-West German homeland of Wurttemberg, made him a "romantic" for life and formed the essence of his sensibilities as a poet. Understandable since it was also the home of Schiller, Holderlin, Morike, Weiland, Uhland, Schlegel, Hegel, Schelling and Herman Hesse. Uhlman's name is not out of place among these, and the beauty of that birthplace illuminates every line of his stunning fictional memoir Reunion. He died in 1985.