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BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ: Being Woke in Weimar Germany

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) by Alfred Döblin

          The context behind Berlin Alexanderplatz, according to Döblin, was that there isn’t much difference between a criminal and an average person. 965 weitere Wörter


The Dancer and the Body

More than a hundred years after its first publication in German, NYRB Editions has released the collection “Bright Magic: Stories”—edited and translated by Damien Searls and with an introduction by Günter Grass—which allows us to read Alfred Döblin’s early expressionistic work along with some later fables and “incomprehensible stories”. 3.419 weitere Wörter

Iain Bamforth

Alexanderplatz: Berlin Blue

Dreams: {Alexanderplatz: Berlin Blue}


Not only autos go a hundred
How annoying
Time too rushes on
How insane
Take it easy, Mr. Time
Slow down on the curve…
142 weitere Wörter

Alain Resnais



Two young doctors around 1910 at Krankenhaus am Urban, Alfred Döblin and Erna Reiss.


Their marriage meant that one of the two was obliged to give up their post as relationships among staff were not so much discouraged or frowned upon as outright forbidden. 46 weitere Wörter


Stadt der Toten

Nach Alfred Döblin: Berlin Alexanderplatz, Deutsches Theater, Berlin (Regie: Sebastian Hartmann)

Von Sascha Krieger

Ein hoher, weiter, leerer weißer Raum. Ein Alles-ist-möglich-Ort, einer des Dazwischen und des Immer-schon-Danach. 1.110 weitere Wörter


Brecht on Horkheimer

I have one final post, even shorter, following up on my recent post of Brecht on Döblin. Brecht had quite a sharp tongue and the comments below regarding Horkheimer may not be nice, but they are interesting in terms of the social/financial pillars of the Frankfurt School. 68 weitere Wörter


Brecht on Döblin

As a kind of followup post to this brief text (textlet?) I posted earlier, I wanted to share my translation of one of my favorite literary oddities. 230 weitere Wörter

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