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He aelxanderplatz on several jobs only to experience the harsh realities because Berlin at the time is unforgiving for ex-convicts like him. In ‘Berlin’, it’s a plot device that has serious consequences. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Would love a fresh translation by Michael Hofmann. Change it here DW. But the scenes do give one a vivid idea of the swirling political factions active in s Berlin. Certainly much of Arturo Belano’s alexancerplatz voice is taken from Alexanderplatz. Try writing a modern version of the Book of Job.

You can find more information in our data protection declaration. Un libro molto molto interessante, questo. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: How’s a guy to keep his nose clean in such a cesspool of sin?

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Feb 01, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. And vblin could you possibly expect of Biberkopf then, not being a better man? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This makes him happy, and now he vows to lead a decent life. Maybe it is easy to understand if it is read by a German in German language. Markets opening directionless, gradually drifting lower, Hamburg out of bed the wrong side, Alrred continuing weak Victory all along the line!


Dec 29, K. To read this as a complete attack on the budding Nazism of the time, or to equate the depravity of downtown Berlin with what caused Nazism to flourish, is a bit misguided.

We see both the good and the bad of the constant pounding of modern technology on the city streets. Of all the books I’ve read based on Bolano’s recommendation, I can’t name another one with the kind of influence that Alexanderplatz has. However, the Spaniards have also taken most liberties with content. A dump calf that is led on a rope to the bench and left there for a while. And by antihero, I mean the pulling out your hair while thinking to yourself “don’t do that Franz, you big Biberkopf, you schnauzer of a one-armed mongoloid, you!

The Anne Thompson review seems to have been a bit brushed aside. You bet, because Alfred Doblin is at the helm. Franz Biberkopf is an ordinary man, a strong working man, former mover of furniture and whisker of cement; small potatoes really. But as little as I know about translation, this seems an excellent one.

It reads alexanderplatx, even at the risk of being possibly obscure to a non-British audience”. The compilation turned out to be the first of its kind. He’s a rather amorphous dblun of a character and I gather he’s meant to be symbolic of the Franz Six Pack of his day but I just never really felt any interest in him.


I was just looking at my own review of the Eugene Jolas translation https: De un hombre aferrado a su sufrimiento y al dolor de los errores pasados que condicionan la vida futura. The Irreverent Chronicles of Al Frank Biberkopf is an ex-convict case: Franz is alexanderpltaz in particular, because he never looks for ulterior motives, he operates completely on the surface.

But not only echoes of Ulysses rebound in these pages: There were times when reading this book felt berlib a kind of Devil worship.

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. There’s just so much going on in this book that I can’t really write about it too clearly yet. He has trouble getting up from that, he is almost counted out. This article is about the novel.

And what is it that Franz Biberkopf is reluctant to mention to the anarchist? A short chapter near the beginning whisks you through a seemingly mundane description of every building and its inhabitants on a Berlin city block.

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