The Wall Jumper - Phoenix Fiction S. (Paperback)
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The Wall Jumper - Phoenix Fiction S. (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 294 Pages / Published: 30/09/1998
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"Schneider's characters, like Kundera's, are sentient and sophisticated figures at a time when the constraints of Communist rule persist but its energy has entirely vanished."--Richard Eder, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"

When the Berlin Wall was still the most tangible representation of the Cold War, Peter Schneider made this political and ideological symbol into something personal, that could be perceived on a human level, from more than one side. In Schneider's Berlin, real people cross the Wall not to defect but to quarrel with their lovers, see Hollywood movies, and sometimes just because they can't help themselves--the Wall has divided their emotions as much as it has their country.

"An honest, rich book. . . . It is one those rare books that come back at odd moments to intrude on your comfortable conclusions and easy images."--Robert Houston, "Nation"

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226739410
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 278 x 154 x 11 mm
Edition: Univ of Chicago PR ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Schneider's description of the Berlin Wall from both sides . . . is the ultimate depiction of this structure. Nothing more need be said."--Werner Herzog
"An honest, rich book. . . . It is one those rare books that come back at odd moments to intrude on your comfortable conclusions and easy images."--Robert Houston "Nation "
"Marvelous . . . creates, in very few words, the unreal reality of Berlin."--Salman Rushdie "New York Times Book Review "
An honest, rich book. . . . It is one those rare books that come back at odd moments to intrude on your comfortable conclusions and easy images. --Robert Houston "Nation ""
Marvelous . . . creates, in very few words, the unreal reality of Berlin. --Salman Rushdie "New York Times Book Review ""
Schneider s description of the Berlin Wall from both sides . . . is the ultimate depiction of this structure. Nothing more need be said. --Werner Herzog"

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