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But the main things about a man are his eyes and his feet. He...

But the main things about a man are his eyes and his feet. He should be able to see the world and go after it. – Alfred Doblin:

Alfred Doblin

Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz and the Representation of Metropolitan Experience

Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz, published in Germany in 1929, is a key example of the Modernist endeavor to encapsulate a new metropolitan experience. Following the mass industrialisation of the previous century, new urban centres had materialised holding thousands of people. noch 4.602 Wörter


Berlin Transfer

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin. 1929. French translation by Olivier Le Lay. (2008)

My good resolution for German Literature Month hosted by Caroline and Lizzy… noch 808 Wörter


Döblin, S. 420


Whitish-red glaring, earth-shaking thunder. The island threw white clouds high, glowed steaming red from underneath; it shot up wildly in incessant bubbling.

unablässig – incessant… noch 352 Wörter

Döblin, 418


Thousands of loons, screeching lightly, flapped onto dewy cables, through the hatches and portholes, covered the out-board steps with their ducking, feathered bodies, unhelpfully jumping about, and held themselves fast to the keel clipped to the ship’s hull.  noch 315 Wörter

Mehr Döblin! S. 414 + 415


The men had to go below decks into the icy spaces with hooks and knives to tear away the colorful bushes, which were, practically, setting about strangling the ship.  noch 660 Wörter