By Alfred Döblin
Alfred Döblin (1878-1957) studied drugs in Berlin and really good within the therapy of fearful illnesses. with his reports as a psychiatrist within the workers' region of Berlin, his writing was once encouraged by way of the paintings of Holderlin, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche and used to be first released within the literary journal, Der Sturm. linked to the Expressionist literary circulate in Germany, he's now well-known as on of crucial glossy ecu novelists.
Berlin Alexanderplatz is likely one of the masterpieces of contemporary ecu literature and the 1st German novel to undertake the means of James Joyce. It tells the tale of Franz Biberkopf, who, on being published from felony, is faced with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of Nineteen Twenties Germany. As Franz struggles to outlive during this global, destiny teases him with a bit excitement earlier than cruelly turning on him.
Foreword through Alexander Stephan
Translated via Eugene Jolas.
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Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf (Continuum Impacts) by Alfred Döblin