Berlin Alexanderplatz : Histoire de Franz Biberkopf suivi d'un texte de Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Berlin Alexanderplatz : Histoire de Franz Biberkopf suivi d'un texte de Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Book Title: Berlin Alexanderplatz : Histoire de Franz Biberkopf suivi d'un texte de Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Author: Alfred Deoblin

Format: Paperback | 627 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jul 2010

ISBN-13: 9782070438365

Alfred Doblin (1878-1957) studied medicine in Berlin and specialized in the treatment of nervous diseases. Along with his experiences as a psychiatrist in the workers' quarter of Berlin, his writing was inspired by the work of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and was first published in the literary magazine, Der Sturm. Associated with the Expressionist literary movement in Germany, he is now recognized as on of the most important modern European novelists.Berlin Alexanderplatz is one of the masterpieces of modern European literature and the first German novel to adopt the technique of James Joyce. It tells the story of Franz Biberkopf, who, on being released from prison, is confronted with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of 1920s Germany. As Franz struggles to survive in this world, fate teases him with a little pleasure before cruelly turning on him.Foreword by Alexander StephanTranslated by Eugene Jolas>