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    DescriptionBetween April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955. A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. This diary has been unavailable since the 1960s and is now newly translated into English. A Woman in Berlin is an astonishing and deeply affecting account.


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    Title
    A Woman in Berlin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anonymous, Introduction by Antony Beevor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844087976
    ISBN 10: 1844087972
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    Libri: ENGM1075, ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Libri: BERL2021, TAGE2012
    DC22: 940.53161092
    Libri: FRAU1040
    Thema V1.0: DNBA
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Author, now dead, is thought to have been a journalist or publisher.
    Review quote
    It's not a book, it's a poem, an epic poem... Exemplary -- Jameela Saddiqi A most extraordinary war journal -- Susan Jeffreys This is not an hysterical woman... you simply cannot dismiss it... profoundly, acutely embarrassing... an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation -- Robert Sandhill One of the most powerful books I've ever read...the best money you'll ever spend -- Kate Mosse