Herausgegeben von: Julia Franck
288 Pages, gebunden
Julia Franck, who left East Germany with her family at the age of eight, has invited authors from East and West to remember the border in the twentieth year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The result is a collection of stories recalling places on the former border, telling of fear and anger, but also of hope and the triumph of crossing the boundary. They paint a picture of the specific places along the wall and the fence, many of them no longer visible, and speak of the significance of the Iron Curtain as a hurdle, a threshold and a link between East and West.
‘The very varied contributions gathered together in this volume open up the space, the border – the border space that was intended to separate but which drew in both sides. In the in-between, on the threshold is where the boundary is; overcoming it and opening it up are the task of the storytellers.’