Berlin: A Literary Guide for Travellers (Literary Guides for by Paul Sullivan

By Paul Sullivan

positioned on the epicentre of contemporary Europe’s most vital and turbulent occasions, Berlin has lengthy held a magnetic appeal for writers. From nineteenth-century authors recording the city’s dramatic transition from Prussian Hauptstadt to German capital after 1871 and the modernist intellectuals of the Weimar interval, to the resistance writers courageous sufficient to put in writing in the course of the darkish years of the Nazi period and those that captured lifestyles on each side of the divided urban, a physique of literature has emerged that finds Berlin’s ever-shifting id. when you consider that 1989, Berlin has once more develop into a crucible of creativity, serving as either muse and sanctuary for a brand new new release of writers who frequently declare it as one of the main fascinating towns within the world.

Berlin: A Literary consultant for guests illuminates a number of the most interesting writing in and approximately Berlin. Spanning greater than two hundred years of neighborhood lifestyles and literature, it positive aspects German authors as diversified as Goethe, Nietzsche, Marx, Hermann Hesse and Joseph Roth and a kaleidoscope of recognized foreign names akin to Mark Twain, Philip Hensher, Walter Benjamin and Christopher Isherwood. it's also a unique advisor to a couple of the simplest attractions, so much brilliant neighbourhoods and best-kept neighborhood secrets and techniques that this detailed urban has to offer.

‘A wealthy and realized significant other for each lover of Berlin; bursting with anecdote and alive with background.  A must.’ Rory MacLean, writer of Berlin: think a City

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