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Die unendliche GeschichteDie Unendliche Geschichte The Never Ending Story Michael Ende The Neverending Story is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende first published in 1979 An English translation by Ralph Manheim was first published in 1983 The novel was later adapted into several films The book centers on a boy Bastian Balthazar Bux a overweight and strange child who is neglected by his father after the death of Bastian s mother While scaping from some bullies Bastian bursts into the antiuarian book store of Carl Conrad Coreander where he finds his interest held by a book called The Neverending Story Unable to resist he steals the book and hides in his school s attic where he begins to read 2009 1368 603 1385 578 9789645571304 20 1979 17061399 The first and still most luminous story that urged me to stop running away from my life into books and start weaving books back into my life If this sounds too abstract consider the Human Library a child of The Neverending Story a sister of MoonchildThis book made me polish my German In Over Her Head Chloe Babineaux Private Investigator enough to read it in the original And make notes of important mistakes in the Bulgarian translation It made me itch to create a MUSH where no two lands of Fantasticaver stay in the same place so good luck with making your way from point A to point B D and the Temple of a Thousand Doors prods you to ponder Who am I and you get to help Atreyu with completing at least a few of those stories started by Bastian and you meet others others like you like me like usIt made me look for my truest wish the one that doesn t go away and doesn t throw the past away unless it s truly time to let go and move onIt made me who I am along with A Reuiem for Homo Sapiens and The Last Unicorn than any other bookAnd for the academic types among you it pitomizes a host of ideas distilled in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy 16012016 The Encylcopedia of Fantasy The Nothing is devouring Fantastica bit by bit and The Childlike Empress tasks Atreyu with stopping it Meanwhile holed up in his school s attic Bastian Balthazar Bux reads a purlorned book and soon finds himself pulled into The Neverending StoryNot too long ago I bought my wife tickets to see the rerelease of The Dark Crystal in the theater and we got to talking about fantasy movies from the 1980s which lead to rewatching The Neverending Story Days after that I found this book in the used bookstore I always go to and decided to give it a readIf you ve ver seen the movie the first 45% of the book is 99% of the movie with the standard book to movie tweaks Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Vol. 3 Nervous System and Sensory Organs expunged partstc Fantastica was changed to Fantasia for the movie Some of the creatures look different Atreyu is green Falkor looks like a lion than a dog and so on Entire scenes are omitted and dialogue is shuffled around to other characters to make up the difference I kept telling my wife Most of the movie has happened What the hell is going to be in the second halfWell the nding of the movie provides the hint Once Bastian saves Fantastica it s his responsibility to help rebuild it Shit starts sliding downhill immediately after Without going into it too much absolute power corrupts absolutely and Bastian does what a lot of insecure people would do with godlike powers abuses the shit out of it and becomes a raging dickhead We all should have seen it coming He stole a book in the first chapter A book He goes from being a relateable bookworm to an A 1 shitheel After a bloody battle at the Ivory Tower I wondered if Bastian could ver be redeemedSure Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants enough he could The last 80 pages were about Bastian seeing therror of his ways and ever be redeemedSure Uncommon Leadership: How to Build Competitive Advantage by Thinking Differently enough he could The last 80 pages were about Bastian seeing therror of his ways and what little wishes he had left to leave Fantastica and generally grow the fuck up The reunion with his father was pretty sweet and his conversation with Coreander puts a bow on Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery: Supporting People to Achieve Better Rest everythingNow that I ve had time to digest thing the book seems to partly be about coping with loss Bastian and his father coping with his mother s death and later Bastian coping with losingverything the Childlike Empress gave him It s also about taking responsibility for your actions and not being a chickenshit all the time responsibility for your actions and not being a chickenshit all the time Balthazar Bux at the Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems end of the book is almost totally different from the one at the beginningI wound upnjoying the book uite a bit but like Falkor s depiction the movie and the book are totally different animals The movie captured the adventurous bits without all the morals in the second half Michael Ende definitely crafted something special here I wonder how much was lost in translation though I had my doubts about the second half but it was all worth it in the nd if a little sappy Four out of five stars Read this to my daughter recently A very mixed bagFirst off I should say that although the book was written in 1979 it reads as though it were written in 1939 The translator has consistently reached for the most complicatedhigh falutin word available and as a result the child s book nds up unr Re Read 41020After yet another re read I ve come to a simple conclusion I decided to write fiction because I loved this story so much I figured it out as a kid when I saw this movie for the first timeSo why is that Because Angels Whiskey every work of fiction is a collaboration between the writer and the reader In this case it s between a reader and the written word and the actual reader of both and the uber reader all of whom includeach one of us create this world anewWe are the Neverending StorySo what does this mean when it comes to the second half of the tale where wishes remove memories Is it a magic conseuence rule Or is it just another metaphor for growing old forgetting about our youth and creativityI tend to think it is the hard rule of death Generations pass and stories pass out of memory sometimes they don t but of memory Sometimes they don t but of the time they doAnd this is why it s all the important to keep the dream alive Keep the STORIES aliveOriginal ReviewLike many people of my generation I loved the film adaptation the first not the second thank you and never realized that it had come from a book until a number of years later In fact I read it the first time in 07 and not only was I delighted at how imaginative it was but I was also flabbergasted joyfully so that it lived up to its nameIt s uick reading by any standard but so deliciously dense in imagery mythology and an Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities engrossing plot that I swore that if I had any children this would be a staple of their dietNow that I have a little girl I m just too anxious to start reading it to her I really can t sit still I keep picking up the book and going Is she oldnough yet Is she Is she Then I set down the book and tear out my metaphorical hair and let out a forlorn cry Then I get a fantastic ideaI could just read it Příběh o Bastiánovi nesmělém a všemi spolužáky vysmívaném chlapci „synovi nikoho“ zavede čtenáře do zvláštního světa Je jím Fa. ,


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T Fantastica by creating new realms of fantasy he uses these mostly to scape from both reality and his own personality In fact Bastian actually becomes majorly dictatorial ven attempting to usurp power from the childlike Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between empress Luckily for him this proves unsuccessful and faced with the loss of his memories Bastian finally realises that his dearest wish is to love himself to be able to love that without love there truly is absolutely nothingDie unendliche Geschichte The Neverending Story therefore demonstrates and demonstrates this clearly and shiningly how the interaction and interplay of fantasy and reality of Fantastica and humanity only succeeds if one strives to use fantasy and imagination to improve reality and that because Bastian is unable to loveither the world or himself he uses fantasy not to improve reality but to The Day Christ Was Born escape from it toven destroy it perhaps This fault this main problematic issue causes Bastian to almost become permanently stranded in Fantastica which might at first not seem such a bad result 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set except that becoming stranded in Fantastica also means losing one s memories losing one s soul and sanity In thend it is almost too late for Bastian and basically The Seventh Witch even though he has realised what his greatest desire is love it is only Atreju s friendship which allows Bastian to regain all of his memories and be allowed to return with new vigour and withnlightenment to the real world Atreju takes over the responsibility of finishing all of the stories that had been started by Bastian and it is this which liberates Bastian allowing his return to reality and to sanity and memoryWith Bastian s return we also notice that Bastian has not only learned how to love and also allowed his father to love again he has also learned to take responsibility for his actions Bastian himself goes to Mr Coreander to tell him about taking the book he does not rely on his father to do this although his father does indeed offer Thus the main point of Die unendliche Geschichte at least for me personally is and always will be that imagination and fantasy are And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake essential for life and happiness but that they must also not be used as anscape mechanism as a bandaid type of solution they should they must be utilised in a responsible moderate temperate manner They are to be used as a tool an Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America enjoyable tool but a tool nevertheless as a method of allowing fantasy and reality toxist together in friendship and harmony And as such Michael Ende s The Neverending Story also harkens back very strongly and stridently to the German Enlightenment to the The Pocket Wife era of the Aufkl riung where part of the main thematics was a striving for moderation for the middle road for a combination of reality and fantasy with reality beingnhanced with and by fantasy and fantasy being tempered with and by reality and realism Michael Ende is therefore both an acolyte and a shining mirror image of one of my favourite German Enlightenment authors Christoph Martin Wieland whose work always strives for a combination of fantasy and reality for moderation and a rejection of any form of The Color of Our Sky extremism including idealismverything must be moderate and centrist I loved most of what I read yet I m stopping on page 352 I just can t continue And you know I m not ntirely sure why I can t continue I just know that I can t But I have a theoryHaving loved the movie version of this in my youth the whole story is tched into the part of my psyche that deals with childhood that time when so much is new where much in the world is observed through an inner wonder of the mind and a stirring of the soul a magical state by adult standards Freud may have been a kook with some of his beliefs but psychologists today with all their studies and time tested proofs and with some of his beliefs but psychologists today with all their studies and time tested proofs and measuring brainwaves chemicals Obsession etc now heavilymphasize the impact our childhood has on our adult self And self is Cabaret: A Roman Riddle everythingMuch of what I read captured me putting me in a state in which I was accessing stirred up feelings through a strange inner memory that I m incapable of generatingven partly on my own without help as an adult The inability to directly replicate the magical feelings that used to be a normal part of our xistence as children yet somehow being aware of them in some odd way now is in part I think why our childhood has the power to affect us so greatly Even though past thought processes can t be fully realized our greater psyche has a keen memory of them it knows xactly what once xisted And sometimes we can reinvigorate hints of what we felt during parts of youth through songs pictures books and movies and if it s something that was specifically wonderful to during parts of youth through songs pictures books and movies and if it s something that was specifically wonderful to as children all the magical and powerful our hint of feeling now will be if triggered properlyI hadn t seen the movie in many years not since youth in fact So reading this swept me into that childlike place of consciousness where verything is awash in wonder Each piece of familiarity was somewhat cognizant yes I knew I had All Roads Lead Home experienced these scenes before through the movie but the feelings theyvoked were wonderfully vague and surreal awakening reminding some part of my inner self how the world seemed when newness and innocence ruled the day an ncompassing sense of past magicThe movie version is completed at the book s halfway point so it shouldn t have been a surprise that that was when my captivation vanished The book is very well written and fantasy fans are sure to completely dig it it s a smart ngaging book with important themes But its strong pull left me and I was unable to continue in the same state of nthrallment and wonderment Just like now as an adult I can never truly feel like a complete child again I can only hope to get dashes of that former self and can only do so in rare circumstancesBut when I am gifted such magic I will gladly take it and realize it for the priceless treasure that it surely is I read this very year This time I m doing an audio version I absolutely adore this novel and shared it with very class I taught I ll never forget the students who acted out the swamps of sadness in the middle of a walk through river mud sucking off our shoes That s really what the gift of this book is
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breath of This will be a perfect purchase for my nieces2017 Reading Challenge story within a storyAudio reread 862018 audio read 73The beginning scene in the bookstore with the narrator s list of If you ve nevers is something that touches both the child inside me and the reader in me that will never die122018 holiday reread I know it s a little arly for my annual reread since I just read it in June but I really need a pick me up This never failsAudiobook 258. Ije četná dobrodružství Nejednou se ocitne v nebezpečí stane se z něj hrdina a zmoudří Nakonec se vrátí tam kde je jeho místo – mezi li. Gain for myselfThen verything is right with the world again and I m able to write a new review This is asily one of my favorite tales verAn xtra goodie April had a great review that forced me to think and respond in I hope a comprehensible way Check it out April s Review I liked the movie better than the book I do love how all the chapters started with the alphabet Mel One of my favorite books of all time this one is definitely closest to my heart I ve certainly read it than any other Ender s Game being a close second Which is interesting because it s almost nothing like any of my other favorites besides maybe Watership Down Maybe it s because it s the first main character I was able to truly identify with Or maybe because Bastian does what I had always dreamed of as a child since the day I started reading to Just Cause enter inside a book to turn my imagination into reality And what is this book if not the most beautiful ode to imagination and story tellingThe first time I read this I was probably about 11 or 12 and it was after seeing The Neverending Story II in the theater Till that moment I had never known The Neverending Story was a book and just happened to notice this in the credits Thank god I did The fact that it led me to the book is probably the only redeeming factor of that film I read the book all in one day from morning till night with nothing but the same lunch Bastian packed for himself in the movie I may have cheated later on at night It s tough when you re not actually hiding in the attic of your school but lounging on your bed And I ve probably read it at least once a year since then Even as an adult am I really one of those now I still love being transported to this world and I think it s a testament to the power of this book that it can still take me there From Atreyu s uest to Bastian coming to fantastica to their travels and adventures and Bastian sventual journey home I m with them the whole way A secret part of me still hopes that the Childlike Empress will appear before me and that I can join Bastian and Atreyu for real in fantastica Till then the book and my imagination will have to do For anyone who loves reading through and through and who still has that sense of childhood wonder inside of them please read this book Although I have read this book than twenty times I have until now never actually written a longer and involved review for Michael Ende s utterly amazing The Neverending Story I have also never read it in English I first read it in German in the arly 80s I believe and I have reread it regularly over the years Die unendliche Geschichte is thus truly one of my all time favourite German children s literature books I loveadore verything about this novel including the ingenious way the chapters are arranged as well as the different colour fonts red for reality blue for Fantastica or Phant sien in German For me the different fonts are not only an ingenious plot and narrative device they also represent the separation of fantasy and reality However the fantastical first letters of ach of the 26 chapters representing the 26 letters of the alphabet are all at least in my own copy of the book presented in the same reddish font as the parts of the story that take place in the real world ven for those chapters based wholly and ntirely in Fantastica this shows on a those chapters based wholly and ntirely in Fantastica this shows on a level that while fantasy and reality might be separate spheres and different from one another they are nevertheless forever linkedI remember when we were reading this very novel in the Children s Literature Group than a few years ago one of my GR friends Kirei asked if the story actually ver did nd And I have to admit that when I first read Die unendliche Geschichte as a teenager I kept searching for other novels by the Michael Ende about Fantastica as he was always hinting at precisely that ventuality but that is another story until I finally realised that this was just a plot device At first this bothered me a bit I actually felt a wee bit cheated But then I realised how ingenious this particular plot device was and is It solidifies Michael Ende s belief that very book is a neverending story and that books ngender other stories and so on and so on Further for a reader who might become somewhat nervous and apprehensive when reading xciting or frightening tales the fact that the author claims that there will be future tales of Fantastica gives a comforting but spoiler less reassurance that Fantastica will survive that the nothing the The Perfect Christmas Gift emptiness will not succeed in utterly destroying fantasy and the realms of the fantasticalIn the first part of Die unendliche Geschichte the mainmphasis seems to be mostly on the absolute importance and necessity of fantasy and imagination and how the lack thereof is detrimental to not only the realms of Fantastica but also to the real world to reality While the story is never openly didactic it does possess an obvious message against pure materialism and the disallowance and discrediting of fantasy and imagination The does possess an obvious message against pure materialism and the disallowance and discrediting of fantasy and imagination The The Taste of Night empress will succumb to her illness and with her all of Fantastica unless a human being cannter Fantastica and give the mpress a new name humans used to regularly find their way to the realms of fantasy but they are seemingly losing this ability or are perhaps unwilling or afraid to make use of it And while Bastian does in fact possess said fantasy and imagination he is also at first too unsure of himself to give the mpress the name he has created for her moon child Indeed the The Trust empress must resort to trickery and subterfuge in order to persuade Bastian to finally utter her name to stop the nothing and to himself become part of the world of Fantastica tonter into the latter s realmIn the second part of the story Bastian is then given the opportunity and the task to use the power of his own imagination his own wishes and desires to reconstruct Fantastica At first it seems that there are no limits imposed in fact the A Scandalous Regency Christmas empress actually tells Bastian that he should do what he wishes what he wants There aressential internal limits though namely that Bastian s main responsibility his main goal is to find the nature of his one true his dearest desire which is something that Bastian only learns slowly bit by bit And it rapidly becomes apparent that Bastian s desires to be strong and courageous of wanting to change his outward appearance are not only not his actual true wishes they portray that Bastian at this time only uses imagination and fantasy as an The Return escape from a world from a reality that he does not like very much a world where he can neither love nor be and feel loved Bastian thus does not truly reconstruc. Ntazie a Bastián se do ní dostane skrze stránky neméně zvláštní knihy Spolu s fantazijním chlapcem Átrejem – „synem všech“ – prož.