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BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

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  • Release Date 2014-08-12
  • Brand: Brilliance Audio
  • UPC: 9781491533918
  • Available Date: 2014-08-12
  • Model Number: 9781491533918
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Summary

Alexanderplatz has long survived as the symbol of a city burdened by its ruinous past. In 2012, twenty-year-old Jonny K. was beaten to death on this infamous Berlin square—and Germany’s first multicultural murder brought another shock to a country that’s seen its share. Before the trial, the question of guilt already had an ideological slant: Was Alexanderplatz itself to blame? Was the socialist architecture? The brutality of capitalism?

Georg Diez pursues the mystery of Alexanderplatz in a narrative at once contentious and sincere. He portrays a city shaking free of the cultural pathos that defined it, even as its citizens wrestle with the legacies of Hitler and an East German regime that isolated the square before the Berlin Wall fell.

In imaginative prose, Diez describes a historical icon unleashed in modern Germany, fueled by unbridled enterprise and consumerism. Along the way, he takes the status quo to task and unveils a provocative view of the German capital in a troubled era.

About the Author

A professor of English at Northwestern University, Christopher Lane has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Mellon Foundations. His writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including the New York Times. He lives in Chicago, IL.

Journalist Georg Diez was born in 1969 and lives with his family in Berlin. He has contributed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday edition, Der Spiegel, and Die Zeit, and he currently writes for the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Steve Anderson is a translator, a novelist, and the author of the nonfiction Kindle Singles Double-Edged Sword and Sitting Ducks. Anderson was a Fulbright Fellow in Munich, Germany. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Political Science \ Essays

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