A political and aesthetic achievement without parallel in German literature. (Bertolt Brecht
I am greatly indebted to Alfred D�blin�.He will unsettle you; he will trouble your dreams; you will have difficulty swallowing him; you will find him unsavory; he is indigestible, gristly. He changes his readers. The selfcomplacent are hereby cautioned against D�blin. (G�nter Grass
His is one of the great names among the German novelists�.It seems to me that D�blin perceives the visible world as something incomplete and that he feels compelled to improve upon it with his writing.