Hans Fallada Alone In Berlin

ISBN 13: 9781405509350

Alone In Berlin

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Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. But one man refuses to be scared.

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'An unrivalled and vivid portrait of life in wartime Berlin'. - Philip Kerr
-- Philip Kerr

A powerful portrayal of the corrosive paranoia engendered by such all-pervading tyranny...hammered out with such passion that it is painfully convincing.
-- Caroline Moore, Standpoint, March 2009

A signal literary event of 2009 has occurred...to read [Alone in Berlin], Fallada's testament to the darkest years of the 20th century, is to be accompanied by a wise, somber ghost who grips your shoulder and whispers into your ear: `This is how it was. This is what happened.'
-- Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review, March 1, 2009

A terrific literary find....the first English translation of this fast-moving, important and astutely deadpan thriller not only fills in more of the story about ordinary life in wartime Germany, it will alert readers to yet another European classic now available to a wider readership. -- Eileen Battersby, Irish Times, February 21, 2009

An unrivalled and vivid portrait of life in wartime Berlin.
-- Philip Kerr

An utterly gripping thriller and subtle account of the moral status of Germans under the Nazis....A revelatory text. I urge you to read it.
-- Justin Cartwright, Sunday Telegraph, March 1, 2009

Fallada's prose...has a journalistic clarity and a thriller writer's pace. -- The Times review by Ian Brunskill, 6th Feb 2009

Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin is one of the most extraordinary and compelling novels ever written about World War II. Ever. Fallada lived through the Nazi hell, so every word rings true - this is who they really were: the Gestapo monsters, the petty informers, the few who dared to resist. Please, do not miss this.
-- Alan Furst

This is an extraordinary novel
-- Allan Massie, Scotsman, October 14, 2009

This novel is far more than a literary thriller. Fallada's vivid novel gives us the true, concentric circles of lives in a Berlin apartment block under totalitarianism. Michael Hofmann should be congratulated for bringing this work with all its immediate clarity to the English language.
-- Hugo Hamilton, Financial Times, March 23, 2009

About the Author:

Hans Fallada was one of the best-known German writers of the twentieth century. Born in 1893 in Greifswald, north-east Germany, as Rudolph Wilhelm Adolf Ditzen, he took his pen-name from a Brothers Grimm fairytale. His most famous works include the novels, Little Man, What Now? and The Drinker. Fallada died in 1947 in Berlin.

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