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The Resource Nightmare in Berlin

Nightmare in Berlin

Label
Nightmare in Berlin
Title
Nightmare in Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler's war.Late April, 1945. The war is over, yet Dr Doll, a loner and 'moderate pessimist', lives in constant fear. By night, he is haunted by nightmarish images of the bombsite in which he is trapped—he, and the rest of Germany. More than anything, he wishes to vanquish the demon of collective guilt, but he is unable to right any wrongs, especially in his position as mayor of a small town in north-east Germany that has been occupied by the Red Army.Dr Doll flees for Berlin, where he finds escape in a morphine addiction: each dose is a 'small death'. He tries to make his way in the chaos of a city torn apart by war, accompanied by his young wife, who shares his addiction. Fighting to save two lives, he tentatively begins to believe in a better future.Written with Fallada's distinctive power and vividness, Nightmare in Berlin captures the demoralised and desperate atmosphere of post-war Germany in a way that has never been matched or surpassed
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Summary
Nightmare in Berlin captures the demoralized and desperate atmosphere of post-war Germany in a way that has never been matched or surpassed
Tone
Writing style
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10611560
Cataloging source
BT
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1893-1947
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  • Fallada, Hans
  • Blunden, Allan
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Blunden, Allan
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Nightmare in Berlin
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:17cacb77-7404-44f6-8db8-31679cd3b737
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925307382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Nightmare in Berlin
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:17cacb77-7404-44f6-8db8-31679cd3b737
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925307382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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