Alfred Döblin

Berge Meere und Giganten

Hardcover
Price € (D) 19,90 | € (A) 20,50
ISBN: 978-3-10-015551-1

Details

Roman
640 Pages, Leinen
publishing house:
S. FISCHER
publication date:
13.10.2008
ISBN 978-3-10-015551-1

Content

Encyclopaedic and visionary, Berge Meere und Giganten tells the story of a war-torn human civilisation and its destruction of nature up to the 27th century. The future political world that Döblin creates is divided into two large totalitarian power blocs, locked in the ‘Urals War’.
The climax is an expedition to Greenland to discover new space for human settlements. Fiery masses harvested from Icelandic volcanoes melt the ice of Greenland. But from under the ice emerge huge primeval animals, awakening to new life and threatening the entire human race. Only biotechnology-generated ‘giants’ can hold the monstrous beasts in check.
In content and language, Döblin’s novel is an expressionist masterpiece, impressively uniting all the trends of the time.


‘Next to Berge Meere und Giganten, 1001 predictions for the future and contemporary novels look narrow-minded, prosaic, simply pre-Döblin.’
Ulrich Holbein, Frankfurter Rundschau




About Alfred Döblin

Alfred Döblin, born in Stettin in 1878, opened a medical practice in Berlin in 1911. Döblin’s first major novel was published by S. Fischer in 1915/16. His greatest success was the novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, also S. Fischer, published in 1929. In 1933 Döblin emigrated to France and from there to the USA. After 1945 he initially returned to Germany but then moved to Paris with his family in 1953. Alfred Döblin died on 26 June 1957.

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