As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dawn of the Unread

Probably the worst adaptation of a book ever made. Director Hardy Martins (2001)

There have been various issues raised regarding the validity of Slavomir Rawicz’s long walk to freedom in John ‘Brick’ Clarke’s opening chapter to Dawn of the Unread. Yet ‘truth’ is problematic when judged retrospectively by generations for whom the circumstances and conditions of war are incomprehensible. Rawicz’s story, probably the product of a collective consciousness, is an emotive story, one of human endurance in the face of adversity, which serves as a form of ‘witness literature’. Who is actually the witness is less important than the brutal tale it tells.

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me offers a very similar set of circumstances but differs from Rawicz’s story in that it is a fictionalised account written in the third person by author Josef M Bauer. It tells the true story of Clemend Forell, a…

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