The Resource Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin ; translated from the German and with an afterword by Michael Hofmann

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin ; translated from the German and with an afterword by Michael Hofmann

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Berlin Alexanderplatz
Title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
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Alfred Döblin ; translated from the German and with an afterword by Michael Hofmann
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "The inspiration for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's epic film and that The Guardian named one of the "Top 100 Books of All Time," Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and twentieth century literature. Franz Biberkopf, pimp and petty thief, has just finished serving a term in prison for murdering his girlfriend. He's on his own in Weimar Berlin with its lousy economy and frontier morality, but Franz is determined to turn over new leaf, get ahead, make an honest man of himself, and so on and so forth. He hawks papers, chases girls, needs and bleeds money, gets mixed up in spite of himself in various criminal and political schemes, and when he tries to back out of them, it's at the cost of an arm. This is only the beginning of our modern everyman's multiplying misfortunes, but though Franz is more dupe than hustler, in the end, well, persistence is rewarded and things might be said to work out. Just like in a novel. Lucky Franz.Berlin, Alexanderplatz is one of great twentieth-century novels. Taking off from the work of Dos Passos and Joyce, Doblin depicts modern life in all its shocking violence, corruption, splendor, and horror. Michael Hofmann, celebrated for his translations of Joseph Roth and Franz Kafka, has prepared a new version, the first in over 75 years, in which Doblin's sublime and scurrilous masterpiece comes alive in English as never before"--
  • "Franz Biberkopf, pimp and petty thief, has just finished serving a term in prison for murdering his girlfriend. He's on his own in Weimar Berlin with its lousy economy and frontier morality, but Franz is determined to turn over new leaf, get ahead, make an honest man of himself, and so on and so forth. He hawks papers, chases girls, needs and bleeds money, gets mixed up in various criminal and political schemes in spite of himself, and when he tries to back out of them, it's at the cost of an arm. This is only the beginning of our modern everyman's multiplying misfortunes, but though Franz is more dupe than hustler, in the end, well, persistence is rewarded and things might be said to work out. Just like in a novel. Lucky Franz. Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of great twentieth-century novels. Taking off from the work of John Dos Passos and James Joyce, Alfred D
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1878-1957
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Döblin, Alfred
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2607.O35
LC item number
B5113 2018
Literary form
novels
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1957 August 25-
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Hofmann, Michael
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New York Review Books classics
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  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / Political
  • Political fiction
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin ; translated from the German and with an afterword by Michael Hofmann
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781681371993
Lccn
2017046077
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Stock number
99976726914
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  • (OCoLC)1005827444
  • (OCoLC)on1005827444
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin ; translated from the German and with an afterword by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781681371993
Lccn
2017046077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
99976726914
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005827444
  • (OCoLC)on1005827444

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