Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf by Alfred Döblin

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By Alfred Döblin

Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied medication in Berlin and really good within the remedy of worried ailments. together with his reviews as a psychiatrist within the workers' zone of Berlin, his writing used to be encouraged via the paintings of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was once first released within the literary journal, Der Sturm. linked to the Expressionist literary circulate in Germany, he's now well-known as on of an important glossy ecu novelists.

Berlin Alexanderplatz is without doubt one of the masterpieces of contemporary eu literature and the 1st German novel to undertake the means of James Joyce. It tells the tale of Franz Biberkopf, who, on being published from felony, is faced with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of Nineteen Twenties Germany. As Franz struggles to outlive during this international, destiny teases him with a bit excitement earlier than cruelly turning on him.
Foreword via Alexander Stephan
Translated through Eugene Jolas.

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