|Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) [Novel]|
by Alfred Döblin
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Berlin in the 1920s. Franz Biberkopf has just been released from prison after serving four years for violence that resulted in the death of a girlfriend. He returns to his old neighborhood -- Alexanderplatz -- vowing to live a decent life. What he finds are unemployment lines, gangsters, prostitutes, petty thieves, and neophyte Nazis. In this sordid world there are new women -- devoted Eva, vulnerable young Mieze -- and the dangerous, near-psychotic Reinhold, who befriends him. As Franz struggles to survive, fate teases him with a little luck, a little pleasure, then cruelly turns on him.
Original title: Berlin Alexanderplatz: die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Germany, Austria, Switzerland