Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

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In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterward the two Germanys reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder’s bestselling Stasiland brings us extraordinary tales of real lives in the former East Germany. She meets Miriam, who tried to escape to West Berlin as a sixteen-year-old; hears the heartbreaking story of Frau Paul, who was separated from her baby by the Berlin Wall; and gets drunk with the legendary “Mik Jegger of the East,” once declared by the authorities—to his face—“no longer to exist.” ...

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Overview

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterward the two Germanys reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder’s bestselling Stasiland brings us extraordinary tales of real lives in the former East Germany. She meets Miriam, who tried to escape to West Berlin as a sixteen-year-old; hears the heartbreaking story of Frau Paul, who was separated from her baby by the Berlin Wall; and gets drunk with the legendary “Mik Jegger of the East,” once declared by the authorities—to his face—“no longer to exist.” And she meets the Stasi men themselves, still proud of their surveillance methods. Funder’s powerful account of that brutal world has become a contemporary classic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062077325
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 331,429
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Funder's international bestseller, Stasiland, won the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction. Her debut novel, All That I Am, has won many prizes, including the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. Anna Funder lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and children.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    Great and informative read

    Written in first person, gives a detail account of several people the author met, some victims, and others that worked or informed for the Stasi. If you ever wondered what went on in East Germany, this is the book to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Good, but not that good.

    The summary is misleading. This basically the story of reporter interviewing people who used to work directly or indirectly with the East German government. It is a good book, but not better that several other books. Please forgive my spelling.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

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    It is so easy to understand why the wall became the ultimate sym

    It is so easy to understand why the wall became the ultimate symbol of Communist repression-- it was as much a psychological wall as it was physical.  This book provides some insight into the lingering psychological effects that living on either side of the wall had for the Germans.  The stories are sometimes disjointed and the writing style was, on occasion, a little too nebulous for my taste.  Nonetheless, this book does provide some insight into little-known aspects of life in Germany before and after the wall came down.  This is not my most highly recommended work on the subject but still worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Amazing

    Having lived in the former East Germany,this book shed light on things our friends wouldnt talk about. It is extremely well written and a fascinating read that lets you really understand how life was in the DDR. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    A book that confirms ones worst expectations. Well worth the rea

    A book that confirms ones worst expectations. Well worth the read!

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