Alfred Döblin

Berlin Alexanderplatz

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ISBN: 978-3-10-015552-8


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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.
It is told from multiple points of view, and uses sound effects, newspaper articles, songs, speeches, and other books to propel the plot forward.
The novel was adapted twice into a film, in 1931 and again in 1980, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
In 2002, Berlin Alexanderplatz was named among the top hundred books of all time.

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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