The Resource Nightmare in Berlin, Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden

Nightmare in Berlin, Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden

Label
Nightmare in Berlin
Title
Nightmare in Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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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ERD
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1893-1947
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Fallada, Hans
Dewey number
833.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PT2607.I6
LC item number
A7713 2016
Literary form
novels
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Blunden, Allan
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • FICTION
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Nightmare in Berlin, Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden
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Publication
Note
  • First pbulished as Der alpdruck by Aufbau in 1947
  • Translated from the German
  • Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781925228380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960220055
  • (OCoLC)ocn960220055
Label
Nightmare in Berlin, Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden
Publication
Note
  • First pbulished as Der alpdruck by Aufbau in 1947
  • Translated from the German
  • Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9781925228380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960220055
  • (OCoLC)ocn960220055

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