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Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin
Mar 06, 2018 | 480 Pages
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“It was long branded untranslatable…Yet a fluent, pacy new translation by Michael Hofmann gainsays that assumption, opening up the book for English-speakers….Something of the psychology of Weimar, the desire to touch the electric fence just to see what happens, lives on in modern societies and makes them, in their own ways, vulnerable to extremism and demagoguery…One lesson of Berlin Alexanderplatz is that darkness can take many forms.” —The Economist

“[A] major writer who grappled with the roots of darkness in our time….” —Ernst Pawel, The New York Times

“His was an extraordinary mind.” —Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
“Without the futurist elements of Döblin’s work from Wang Lun to Berlin Alexanderplatz, my prose is inconceivable…. He’ll discomfort you, give you bad dreams. If you’re satisfied with yourself, beware of Döblin.” —Günter Grass
“I learned more about the essence of the epic from Döblin than from anyone else. His epic writing and even his theory about the epic strongly influenced my own dramatic art.” —Bertolt Brecht
“As we look back over the rich literary output of this great writer, as we look back over the long and fruitful life of this fighter and this friend of man, this perennial spring of spiritual life, we venture to ask: When will the gentlemen [sic] of the Nobel Prize jury discover him?” —Ludwig Marcuse, Books Abroad

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