Bernhard Schlink | Critical Review by Kathleen Bogan

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Critical Review by Kathleen Bogan

SOURCE: Bogan, Kathleen. “Pressures of Peace.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5159 (15 February 2002): 23.

In the following review, Bogan compliments the sophisticated literary style of Flights of Love, calling the work a “provocative collection of stories on the theme of ethical predicaments.”

It sometimes happens that writers, like peacemakers, advance the very division they set out to examine and even denounce. For Bernhard Schlink, a professor of public law and legal philosophy, this appears to be increasingly the case. Following the international success of The Reader (1998), a Holocaust coming-of-age novel, Schlink has found himself thrust repeatedly into the twin spotlights of adulation and condemnation by critics who either praise or censure him for his method of mingling ethical arguments about the horrors of the Holocaust with the promotion of tolerance and harmony.

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