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Wall Jumper, the (1982) [Novel]
by Peter Schneider Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

When the Berlin Wall was still the most tangible representation of the Cold War, Peter Schneider made this political and ideological symbol into something personal, that could be perceived on a human level, from more than one side. In Schneider's Berlin, real people cross the Wall not to defect but to quarrel with their lovers, see Hollywood movies, and sometimes just because they can't help themselves - the Wall has divided their emotions as much as it has their country.

Original title: Der Mauerspringer
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: The Wall Jumper

The Wall Jumper (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Leigh Hafrey
  • "A document of our time, in which fiction has the force of an eyewitness account." The [London] Times Literary Supplement
  • "More satisfying than any American novel I've read in the last year." Greil Marcus, The Voice Literary Supplement
  • "Peter Schneider's description of the Berlin Wall from both the ultimate depiction of this structure. Nothing more need be said." Werner Herzog
  • "Peter Schneider is an excellent storyteller, canny enough to reveal not just the physical labyrinth of that crazy border, but also the internal walls with their mental graffiti, the paranoid wit, and the tenderness of life in that collison point of East and West." Joel Agee
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The Wall Jumper (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226739414
Pages: 140

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The Wall Jumper (1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pantheon Books
ISBN: 0394728823
Pages: 139

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