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Berlin City-lit

City-Lit Series

Paperback Published: 20th July 2010
ISBN: 9780955970047
Number Of Pages: 200

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Experience the haunting and exciting city of Berlin as never before, in the company of over sixty dazzling writers. Join them as Christopher Isherwood takes us to the cabaret David Bowie cycles through Berlin Anna Funder remembers Stasiland Ian McEwan overhears talk at a Berlin bar Christabel Bielenberg wouldn't live anywhere else David Hare contemplates a famous memorial Marlene Dietrich receives a graveside homage Chloe Aridjis shows us around town John Simpson sees the Wall come down ? and much, much more. ?This wonderful anthology explores what it is really like to be a Berliner by bringing together extracts about the city from a range of genres, including some specially translated. This was the city of Einstein, Brecht, George Grosz, and Marlene Dietrich. It was ?the New York of the old world?, a melting pot of new ideas and lifestyles.? - The Guardian ?City-Lit Berlin gathers more than a hundred extracts from writers on aspects of Berlin?s conflicted heritage ? the editors have trawled widely to try to capture the modern city?s rule-bound yet permissive tone, as well as its persistent state of cultural and architectural renewal. The result is an eclectic pillow-book ? a stimulating intellectual tour of the idea of the city that would complement any guidebook?s more practical orientation? ? Financial Times ?A fascinating cornucopia of Berlin writing by authors such as John Simpson, Ian McEwan and Anna Funder; artists such as David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich, and writers such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Kerr and Thomas Pynchon. The beauty of this clever series is the breadth and reach of its contributors, be they artists, musicians, musos or writers ? in turn, each lays claim to the city ?This collection of writing gives a flavour to a city that has long nurtured its artists, giving them space to create, whether for one week or a lifetime? ? Real Travel Magazine

'This wonderful anthology explores what it is really like to be a Berliner by bringing together extracts about the city from a range of genres, including some specially translated. This was the city of Einstein, Brecht, George Grosz, and Marlene Dietrich. It was 'the New York of the old world', a melting pot of new ideas and lifestyles' The Guardian 'city-lit Berlin gathers more than a hundred extracts from writers on aspects of Berlin's conflicted heritage ... the editors have trawled widely to try to capture the modern city's rule-bound yet permissive tone, as well as its persistent state of cultural and architectural renewal. The result is an eclectic pillow-book ... a stimulating intellectual tour of the idea of the city that would complement any guidebook's more practical orientation' Financial Times 'This is a sublime introduction to the city' The Sydney Morning Herald 'A fascinating cornucopia of Berlin writing by authors such as John Simpson, Ian McEwan and Anne Funder; artists such as David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich, and writers such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Philip Kerr and Thomas Pynchon. The beauty of this clever series is the breadth and reach of its contributors, be they artists, musicians, or writers - in turn, each lays claim to the city ... This collection of writing gives a flavour to a city that has long nurtured its artists, giving them space to create, whether for one week or a lifetime.' Real Travel Magazine A gem ... an elegant, enjoyable and essential book' Rosie Goldsmith, Radio 4

city-lit BERLIN Contents_____________________________________________ Rory MacLean, 'Introducing Berlin' 'Come to the cabaret - '_______________________________ Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Philip Kerr, March Violets Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself Josephine Baker, Josephine Elias Canetti, The Torch in My Ear Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin Joseph Roth, The Wandering Jews Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler Ian Walker, Zoo Station Peter Gay, Weimar Culture Rolf Schneider, 'Ich bin kein Berliner' Ilma Rakusa, Small talk im Holozan Tobias Rapp, Lost and Sound: Techno and the Easyjetset Simon Cole, Berlin Blog Wenonah Lyon, 'The first time I saw Berlin - ' Out and About_________________________________________ Cees Nooteboom, All Souls' Day Anna Winger, This Must Be The Place Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Cees Nooteboom, All Souls' Day David Hare, Berlin Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Salil Tripathi, 'Learning by the book' Alfred Doblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz Simon Cole, Berlin Blog Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Anna Winger, This Must Be The Place Ralf Rothmann, Hitze Philip Hensher, Pleasured Anna Funder, Stasiland Christiane Rosinger, A Nice Life Katja Lange-Muller, 'Sklavendreieck', in Neues aus der Heimat Philip Hensher, Pleasured Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Simon Cole, 'Running the Berlin Wall' 'Ich bin Berliner'_______________________________________ Philip Kerr, The Pale Criminal Jakob Hein, Gebrauchsanweisung fur Berlin Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Thomas Brussig, Berliner Orgie Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex Geert Mak, In Europe Ian Walker, Zoo Station Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Elias Canetti, The Torch in My Ear Ian Collins, 'Marlene Dietrich: RIP' Mikka Haugaard, 'Hans Christian Andersen in love' Ian Walker, Zoo Station Tobias Ruther, Helden: David Bowie und Berlin 'Money, Money, Money - '______________________________ Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Vladimir Kaminer, Russian Disco Inka Parei, Die Schattenboxerin Bernd and Luise Wagner, Berlin fur Arme Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Simon Cole, Berlin Blog The past is another country______________________________ Daniel Kehlmann, Measuring the World Gertrude Bell, The Letters of Gertrude Bell Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest Karl Baedeker, Guide to Berlin Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Christopher Isherwood, Mr Norris Changes Trains Christopher Isherwood, Goodbye to Berlin Volker Weidermann, Das Buch der verbrannten Bucher Eva Figes, Tales of Innocence and Experience W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn Inge Deutschkron, Outcast: A Jewish Girl in Wartime Berlin Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Beatrice Collin, The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite Philip Kerr, March Violets Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again Philip Kerr, March Violets Klaus Mann, Mephisto Philip Kerr, March Violets Geert Mak, In Europe Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin Rachel Seiffert, The Dark Room Christabel Bielenberg, The Past is Myself Marie Vassiltchikov, The Berlin Diaries Joseph Kanon, The Good German Gunter Kunert, 'Everyday history of a Berlin street' Anonymous, A Woman in Berlin Joseph Kanon, The Good German Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Tamsin Walker, 'Old Woman' Joseph Kanon, The Good German Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow Ian McEwan, The Innocent Dan Vyleta, Pavel and I Paul Beatty, Slumberland C. S. Richardson, The End of the Alphabet A Tale of Two Cities____________________________________ David Hare, Berlin Peter Schneider, The Wall Jumper Len Deighton, Funeral in Berlin Ian Walker, Zoo Station Martha Gellhorn, The View from the Ground Ian Walker, Zoo Station John Simpson, Strange Places, Questionable People Ian Walker, Zoo Station Philip Hensher, Pleasured Ian Walker, Zoo Station Michael Wildenhain, Russich Brot Kate Adie, The Kindness of Strangers Ian Walker, Zoo Station Ian Walker, Zoo Station John le Carre, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold Len Deighton, Funeral in Berlin Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds John le Carre, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold Philip Hensher, Pleasured And the Wall came tumbling down________________________ John Simpson, Strange Places, Questionable People Thomas Brussig, Heroes Like Us Anna Funder, Stasiland Steffi Badel and Mitislav Rostropovitch, My 9 November Yade Kara, Salem Berlin Jan Morris, A Writer's World Anna Funder, Stasiland Simon Cole, Berlin Blog Anna Funder, Stasiland Rory MacLean, Stalin's Nose Berlin: Weldstadt______________________________________ Robert Harris, Fatherland Iain Bamforth, 'Believing in Architecture' Geert Mak, In Europe Paul Verhaeghen, Omega Minor Geert Mak, In Europe Fridolin Schley, 'The heart of the Republic' Emine Sevgi Ozdamar, 'My Berlin' Ian Walker, Zoo Station Rory McLean, Berlin Blog Goodbye to Berlin_____________________________________ Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again Ian Walker, Zoo Station

ISBN: 9780955970047
ISBN-10: 0955970040
Series: City-Lit Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 20th July 2010
Publisher: Oxygen Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32

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