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    Berlin Tales (City Tales) (Paperback) Edited by Helen Constantine, Translated by Lyn Marven

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    DescriptionBerlin Tales is a collection of seventeen translated stories associated with Berlin. The book provides a unique insight into the mind of this fascinating city through the eyes of its story-tellers. Nearly twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the stories collected here reflect on the city's fascinating recent history, setting out with the early twentieth-century Berlin of Siegfried Kracauer and Alfred Doblin and culminating in an excellent selection of stories from the best of the new voices in the current boom in German fiction. They are chosen for their conscious exploration of the city's image, meaning, and attraction to immigrants and tourists as well as Berliners from both sides of the Wall. These stories also depict Berlin's distinct districts, not just the differences between East and West but also iconic sites such as Alexanderplatz, individual neighbourhoods (Jewish Mitte, Turkish Kreuzberg) and individual streets. There is an introduction and notes to accompany the stories and a selection of Further Reading. Each story is illustrated with a striking photograph and there is a map of Berlin and its transport system (a frequent motif). There is an introduction and notes to accompany the stories and a selection of Further Reading. The book will appeal to people who love travelling or are armchair travellers, as much as to those who love Berlin.


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    Title
    Berlin Tales
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Helen Constantine, Translated by Lyn Marven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199559381
    ISBN 10: 0199559384
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A24323050
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 833.0108324315509051
    LC classification: PT1327 .B45 2009
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    BISAC region code: 1.3.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FYT, FYB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Numerous black-and-white photographs
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    17 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Helen Constantine is editor of the magazine Modern Poetry in Translation and the editor and translator of Paris Tales and French Tales.
    Review quote
    "Poignant, and highly reccommended." --Midwest Book Review
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. 'Aus dem Fenster gesehen' (Seen From the Window) ; 2. 'Ostlich um den Alexanderplatz' (East of Alexanderplatz) ; 3. excerpt from 'Spazieren in Berlin' (A Flaneur in Berlin) ; 4. 'Berlin, November 1947' ; 5. 'Berliner Stadtbahn' (Berlin S-Bahn) ; 6. 'Alltagliche Geschichte einer Berliner Strasse' (Everyday Story of a Berlin Street) ; 7. 'Berlin, Grosse Hamburger' (Grosse Hamburger Street) ; 8. 'Geburtsort Berlin' (Place of Birth: Berlin) ; 9. 'Mein Berlin' (My Berlin) ; 10. 'Sommerzeit' (Summertime) ; 11. 'Besetzer' (Squatters) ; 12. 'Rest Esplanade' (The Remains of the Hotel Esplanade) ; 13. 'Das Herz der Republik' (The Heart of the Republic) ; 14. 'Berlin ist mein Paris' (Berlin is my Paris) ; 15. 'fraktionen' (factions) ; 16. 'Stadtfuhrer Berlin' (Berlin Guide) ; 17. 'Gina Regina'