Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

by Anna Funder
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Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder

Stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic.” —Claire Tomalin, Guardian “Books ofthe Year”

AnnaFunder delivers a prize-winning and powerfully rendered account of theresistance against East Germany’s communist dictatorship in these harrowing,personal tales of life behind the Iron Curtain—and, especially, of life underthe iron fist of the Stasi, East Germany’s brutal state security force. In thetradition of Frederick Taylor’s The Berlin Wall andPhilip Gourevitch’s WeWish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families, Funder’s Stasiland isa masterpiece of investigative reporting, written with novelistic vividness andthe compelling intensity of a universal, real-life story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062077325
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 391,988
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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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Stasiland : Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Claude59 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Sarek1 More than 1 year ago
A book that confirms ones worst expectations. Well worth the read!
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