Crazy in Berlin is the first volume in the saga of Carlo Reinhart. As an army medic stationed in Allied-occupied Germany, Reinhart is a young man of large bulk (two hundred pounds, plus)—good-hearted, intelligent, and something of a fool. He pursues with anxiety and bewilderment his custodial role over a shattered and noxious civilization, accompanied by an assortment of influences: Nathan Schild, an American Communist acting as a U.S. intelligence office; the war waif Trudchen, an accommodating Heidi; Schatzi, a charter-member Nazi, now a Russian courier and black market virtuoso. Crazy in Berlin is a lusty tale, full of irony and wit, of a stumbling American Odysseus.
Praise for Crazy In Berlin
“Thomas Berger is a name to remember. . . . A novelist with a great career before him.”—Harvey Swados, The New Leader
“One of the best war novels, and one of our best novels no matter what kind.”—W.G. Rogers, Associated Press
“An ambitious mixture of high moral earnestness and knock-about farce.”—Pearl Bell, Commentary
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About Thomas Berger
Thomas Berger was the author of many novels, including Meeting Evil, Regiment of Women, Neighbors, and The Feud, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His Little Big Man is known throughout the world. He lived in upstate New York and passed away in 2014.
Published by Delta Aug 15, 1982| 448 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780385281171