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The Resource Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Doblin ; translated by Michael Hofmann ; introduction by Michael Hofmann

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Doblin ; translated by Michael Hofmann ; introduction by Michael Hofmann

Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Statement of responsibility
Alfred Doblin ; translated by Michael Hofmann ; introduction by Michael Hofmann
Title variation
Alexanderplatz, Berlin
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The inspiration for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's epic film and that The Guardian named one of the "Top 100 Books of All Time," Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and twentieth century literature. Franz Biberkopf, pimp and petty thief, has just finished serving a term in prison for murdering his girlfriend. He's on his own in Weimar Berlin with its lousy economy and frontier morality, but Franz is determined to turn over new leaf, get ahead, make an honest man of himself, and so on and so forth. He hawks papers, chases girls, needs and bleeds money, gets mixed up in spite of himself in various criminal and political schemes, and when he tries to back out of them, it's at the cost of an arm. This is only the beginning of our modern everyman's multiplying misfortunes, but though Franz is more dupe than hustler, in the end, well, persistence is rewarded and things might be said to work out. Just like in a novel. Lucky Franz."--
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Summary
Franz Biberkopf, pimp and petty thief, has just finished serving a term in prison for murdering his girlfriend. He's on his own in Weimar Berlin with its lousy economy and frontier morality, but Franz is determined to turn over new leaf, get ahead, makean honest man of himself, and so on and so forth. He hawks papers, chases girls, needs and bleeds money, gets mixed up in various criminal and political schemes in spite of himself, and when he tries to back out of them, it's at the cost of an arm. This is only the beginning of our modern everyman's multiplying misfortunes, but though Franz is more dupe than hustler, in the end, well, persistence is rewarded and things might be said to work out. Just like in a novel
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
291322
Cataloging source
DLC
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1878-1957
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Döblin, Alfred
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957 August 25-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hofmann, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Alexanderplatz (Berlin, Germany)
  • Murderers
  • Ex-convicts
  • Working class
  • Ex-convicts
  • Ex-convicts
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Germany
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Crime
  • FICTION / Political
  • Political fiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Franz Biberkopf
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Doblin ; translated by Michael Hofmann ; introduction by Michael Hofmann
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005827444
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781681371993
Lccn
2017046077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005827444
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Doblin ; translated by Michael Hofmann ; introduction by Michael Hofmann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005827444
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781681371993
Lccn
2017046077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005827444

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