by Gisa Weszkalnys, Berlin Alexanderplatz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Berlin Alexanderplatz books, `...presents multiple perspectives with a clear focus, enabling the reader to apprehend a complex, consequential, and always transforming site as the nexus of multiple views, values, experiences, and hopes. Smart, deeply researched, interpretively sophisticated without being overburdened by theory, this is a real contribution to an anthropology of urban sites and life.'-Don Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz A benchmark study in the changing field of urban anthropology, Berlin, Alexanderplatz is an ethnographic examination of the rapid transformation of the unified Berlin. Through a captivating account of the controversy around this symbolic public square in East Berlin, the book raises acute questions about expertise, citizenship, government and belonging. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in the city administration bureaus, developers' offices, citizen groups and in Alexanderplatz itself, the author advances a richly innovative analysis of the multiplicity of place. She reveals how Alexanderplatz is assembled through the encounters between planners, citizen activists, social workers, artists and ordinary Berliners, in processes of popular participation and personal narratives, in plans, timetables, documents and files, and in the distribution of pipes, tram tracks and street lights. Alexanderplatz emerges as a socialist spatial exemplar, a `future' under construction, an object of grievance, and a vision of robust public space. This book is both a critical contribution to the anthropology of contemporary modernity and a radical intervention in current cross-disciplinary debates on the city.
by Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Berlin Alexanderplatz books, The great novel of 1920s Berlin life, in a new translation by Michael Hofmann, translator of Alone in Berlin Franz Biberkopf is back on the streets of Berlin. Determined to go straight after a stint in prison, he finds himself thwarted by an unpredictable external agency that looks an awful lot like fate. Cheated, humiliated, thrown from a moving car; embroiled in an underworld of pimps, thugs, drunks and prostitutes, Franz picks himself up over and over again - until one day he is struck a monstrous blow which might just prove his final downfall. A dazzling collage of newspaper reports, Biblical stories, drinking songs and urban slang, Berlin Alexanderplatz is the great novel of Berlin life: inventing, styling and recreating the city as reality and dream; mimicking its movements and rhythms; immortalizing its pubs, abattoirs, apartments and chaotic streets. From the gutter to the stars, this is the whole picture of the city. Berlin Alexanderplatz brought fame in 1929 to its author Alfred Döblin, until then an impecunious writer and doctor in a working-class neighbourhood in the east of Berlin. Success at home was short-lived, however; Doblin, a Jew, left Germany the day after the Reichstag Fire in 1933, and did not return until 1945. This landmark translation by Michael Hofmann is the first to do justice to Berlin Alexanderplatz in English, brilliantly capturing the energy, prodigality and inventiveness of Döblin's masterpiece.
by Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Berlin Alexanderplatz books, Alfred Döblin (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 Stephan Translated by Eugene Jolas>
by Peter Jelavich, Berlin Alexanderplatz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Berlin Alexanderplatz books, "This is cultural history at its best. Jelavich offers a compelling case study that illuminates the 'death of Weimar culture' in chilling detail. No other work informs us so masterfully about the mechanisms of media censorship and authorial self-censorship during the last years of the Weimar Republic."—Bernd Widdig, author of Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany "Jelavich's unique approach constitutes a brilliant achievement. He constructs a prism of the novel, radio play, and film of Berlin Alexanderplatz that reflects the political, social, and cultural conditions of the disintegrating Weimar Republic against the rise of Nazism."—Michael H. Kater, author of Hitler Youth "Berlin Alexanderplatz represents historical and cultural scholarship at its best. Though meticulously researched and documented, Jelavich does not drown the reader in historical data. This is a stimulating and persuasive read."—Lutz Koepnick, author of Dark Mirror: German Cinema between Hollywood and Hitler
by Nicole Shea, The Politics Of Prostitution In Berlin Alexanderplatz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Politics Of Prostitution In Berlin Alexanderplatz books, Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz is an examination of the gradual disintegration of Germany in the aftermath of the Great War. This study engages the seminal image of the prostitute, the commodified woman, as a central and dominant motif in Döblin's work.
by Jane Morris Shattuc, R W Fassbinder S Berlin Alexanderplatz The Clash Of The Art Cinema With Popular Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download R W Fassbinder S Berlin Alexanderplatz The Clash Of The Art Cinema With Popular Culture books,
by Mario Slugan, Montage As Perceptual Experience Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Montage As Perceptual Experience books, The first book to treat both Doblin's novel and the film adaptations of it, which it does while also articulating theories of literary and film montage.