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Berlin Alexanderplatz / Alfred Döblin ; translated from the German and with an afterword by Michael Hofmann.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681371993
  • ISBN: 1681371995 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 457 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2018.

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General Note:
"First published as Berlin Alexanderplatz by S. Fischer Verlag in 1929"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
The inspiration for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's epic film, Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and twentieth century literature. Franz Biberkopf, pimp and petty thief, has just finished serving a term in prison for murdering his girlfriend. He's on his own in Weimar Berlin with its lousy economy and frontier morality, but Franz is determined to turn over new leaf, get ahead, make an honest man of himself, and so on and so forth. He hawks papers, chases girls, needs and bleeds money, gets mixed up in various criminal and political schemes in spite of himself, and when he tries to back out of them, it's at the cost of an arm. This is only the beginning of our modern everyman's multiplying misfortunes, but though Franz is more dupe than hustler, in the end, well, persistence is rewarded and things might be said to work out. Just like in a novel. Lucky Franz. Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of great twentieth-century novels. Taking off from the work of John Dos Passos and James Joyce, Alfred Döblin depicts modern life in all its shocking violence, corruption, splendor, and horror.
Subject: Ex-convicts > Fiction.
Working class > Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) > Social conditions > 20th century > Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) > History > 1918-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: German fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Crime thrillers.
Political fiction.

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