Berlin Alexanderplatz (Continuum Impacts Series)

Berlin Alexanderplatz (Continuum Impacts Series)

by Alfred Doblin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826477895

ISBN-13: 9780826477897

Pub. Date: 01/21/2005

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied medicine in Berlin and specialized in the treatment of nervous diseases. Along with his experiences as a psychiatrist in the workers' quarter of Berlin, his writing was inspired by the work of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was first published in the literary magazine, Der Sturm. Associated with the Expressionist

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Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied medicine in Berlin and specialized in the treatment of nervous diseases. Along with his experiences as a psychiatrist in the workers' quarter of Berlin, his writing was inspired by the work of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was first published in the literary magazine, Der Sturm. Associated with the Expressionist literary movement in Germany, he is now recognized as on of the most important modern European novelists.

Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of the masterpieces of modern European literature and the first German novel to adopt the technique of James Joyce. It tells the story of Franz Biberkopf, who, on being released from prison, is confronted with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of 1920s Germany. As Franz struggles to survive in this world, fate teases him with a little pleasure before cruelly turning on him.

Foreword by Alexander Stephan

Translated by Eugene Jolas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826477897
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/21/2005
Series:
Continuum Impacts Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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