Berlin City Lit

Author: Heather Reyes
Homepage_9780955970047

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
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  • : 9780955970047
  • : Oxygen Books
  • : Oxygen Books
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  • : October 2009
  • : 0.75000mm X 5.00000mm X 7.50000mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : October 2009
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  • : books

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  • : Heather Reyes
  • : City-Lit Series
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : 914.315504882
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  • : 200
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  • : 10 line drawings
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Description

Introduction by Rory MacLean

Reviews

'This wonderful anthology explores what it is really like to be a Berliner by bringing together extracts about the city from a range of genres, including some specially translated' - The Guardian 'city-lit Berlin gathers more than a hundred extracts from writers on aspects of Berlin's conflicted heritage ... The result is an eclectic pillow-book ... a stimulating intellectual tour of the idea of the city that would complement any guidebook's more practical orientation' Financial Times 'A gem of a book' Rosie Goldsmith, BBC Radio 4 'Although there are plenty of old favourites such as Christopher Isherwood, Alfred Doberlin and Len Deighton, the emphasis of the book is on unexpected vantage points and new, less familiar voices' George Miller, Podularity 'A new kind of literary travel guide' BBC Radio 4 Excess Baggage "'Brilliant... the best way to get under the skin of a city' - Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Sepulchre"

Author description

Editor Heather Reyes lives near London and is co-publisher of Oxygen Books

Table of contents

Contents_____________________________________________ Rory MacLean, 'Introducing Berlin' page 9 'Come to the cabaret - '__starts page 14__________________ Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Philip Kerr, March Violets Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself Elias Canetti, The Torch in My Ear Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin Joseph Roth, The Wandering Jews Peter Gay, Weimar Culture Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler Ian Walker, Zoo Station Rolf Schneider, 'Ich bin kein Berliner' page 24 Tobias Rapp, Lost and Sound: Techno und der Easyjetset page 26 Simon Cole, Berlin Blog Wenonah Lyon, 'The first time I saw Berlin - ' Out and About__starts page 35______________________________ Cees Nooteboom, All Souls' Day Anna Winger, This Must Be The Place Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Cees Nooteboom, All Souls' Day David Hare, Berlin Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Salil Tripathi, 'Learning by the book' Alfred Doblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz Simon Cole, Berlin Blog Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Anna Winger, This Must Be The Place Ralf Rothmann, Hitze page 48 Anna Funder, Stasiland Christiane Rosinger, Das schone Leben ('A Nice Life') page 51 Katja Lange-Muller, Neues aus der Heimat page 52 Philip Hensher, Pleasured Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Simon Cole, 'Running the Berlin Wall' 'Ich bin Berliner'__starts page 57 __________________________ Philip Kerr, The Pale Criminal Jakob Hein, Gebrauchsanweisung fur Berlin page 58 Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Thomas Brussig, Berliner Orgie page 60 Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex Geert Mak, In Europe Ian Walker, Zoo Station Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Elias Canetti, The Torch in My Ear Ian Collins, 'Marlene Dietrich: RIP' page 66 Mikka Haugaard, 'Hans Christian Andersen in love' Ian Walker, Zoo Station Tobias Ruther, Helden: David Bowie und Berlin page 73 'Money, Money, Money - '__starts page 76___________________ Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Vladimir Kaminer, Russian Disco Inka Parei, Die Schattenboxerin page 85 Bernd and Luise Wagner, Berlin fur Arme page 86 Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Simon Cole, Berlin Blog The past is another country______________________________ Daniel Kehlmann, Measuring the World Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest Gertrude Bell, The Letters of Gertrude Bell Karl Baedeker, Guide to Berlin Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Christopher Isherwood, Mr Norris Changes Trains Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin Volker Weidermann, Das Buch der verbrannten Bucher page 102 Philip Kerr, March Violets Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again Philip Kerr, March Violets Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Inge Deutschkron, Outcast: A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin Eva Figes, Tales of Innocence and Experience Philip Kerr, March Violets Geert Mak, In Europe Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself Anonymous, A Woman in Berlin Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Tamsin Walker, 'Old Woman' W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow Ian McEwan, The Innocent Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Paul Beatty, Slumberland C. S. Richardson, The End of the Alphabet A Tale of Two Cities__starts page 131 ________________________ David Hare, Berlin Peter Schneider, The Wall Jumper Len Deighton, Funeral in Berlin Martha Gellhorn, The View from the Ground John Simpson, Strange Places, Questionable People Ian Walker, Zoo Station Philip Hensher, Pleasured Michael Wildenhain, Russich Brot page 140 Kate Adie, The Kindness of Strangers Ian Walker, Zoo Station John le Carre, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold Len Deighton, Funeral in Berlin Ian Walker, Zoo Station Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Rayk Weiland, Ich schlage vor, dass vir uns kussen page 150 John le Carre, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold Monika Maron, Animal Triste page 153 Philip Hensher, Pleasured And the Wall came tumbling down________________________ John Simpson, Strange Places, Questionable People Thomas Brussig, Heroes Like Us Philip Hensher, Pleasured Steffi Badel and Mitislav Rostropovitch, My 9 November page 161 Yade Kara, Salem Berlin page 162 Anna Funder, Stasiland Jan Morris, A Writer's World Anna Funder, Stasiland Simon Cole, Berlin Blog Anna Funder, Stasiland Rory MacLean, Stalin's Nose Berlin: Weltstadt______________________________________ Robert Harris, Fatherland Iain Bamforth, 'Believing in Architecture' Geert Mak, In Europe Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Geert Mak, In Europe Fridolin Schley, 'The Heart of the Republic' page 180 (recently in Berlin Tales) Emine Sevgi A-zdamar, 'My Berlin' page 184 (recently in Berlin Tales) Ian Walker, Zoo Station Rory MacLean, Berlin Blog Nitasha Kaul, 'Letter' Goodbye to Berlin_____________________________________ Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Ian Walker, Zoo Station Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again