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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) [Novel]
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Summary :

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
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century
FictionHistoricalEuropeanGermany, Austria, Switzerland

Edition #1: Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1931)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Eugene Jolas
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Manifested in:

Berlin Alexanderplatz (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Continuum
ISBN: 0826414877
Dimensions: 5 x 7.4 x 1.6
Pages: 635

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