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Zyklop
Sunday, August 15th, 2004, 03:18 PM
Should you ever stumble over an English translation of the book - get it! It´s the Blut und Boden classic par excellence.

Der Wehrwolf by Hermann Löns

Quite popular and controversial book, written 1910. Its story centers around a group of northern German moor-peasants who lead a bloody partisan war against looters, plunderers and gypsies during the 30-years war.

Der Wehrwolf is usually referred to as "Blut und Boden" literature and therefore it nowadays has a bad reputation. It also was the eponym for German partisan groups at the end of WW2.

The writer, Hermann Löns, fell in WW1.

A German online edition:
http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/loens/wehrwolf/wehrwolf.htm

Cuchullain
Saturday, June 12th, 2010, 11:44 PM
A fantastic read. I bought it through the AHF years back and I have read it many times.

Heathen_son
Thursday, June 17th, 2010, 01:35 AM
I loved this book. What else is good under the "Blut und Boden" genre?

Cuchullain
Thursday, June 17th, 2010, 09:05 AM
I know that this is Celtic rather than Germanic but if you come across 'The Field', a play by John B. Keane, that is excellent and fits into this same genre.

There was a movie based on it too which is very good and has a great performance from Richard Harris.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099566/