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Walking in Berlin: a flaneur in the capital (Hardback)
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Walking in Berlin: a flaneur in the capital (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 08/12/2016
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A timeless guide to one of the world's greatest cities. Franz Hessel was an observer par excellence of the increasingly hectic metropolis that was Berlin in the late 1920s. In Walking in Berlin, originally published in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording evidence of the seismic shifts shaking German culture at the time. Nearly all of the pieces take the form of a walk or outing, focusing either on a theme or part of the city, and many end at a theatre, cinema, or club. Hessel effortlessly weaves historical information into his observations, displaying his extensive knowledge of the city. Today, many years after the Nazi era and the postwar reconstruction that followed, the areas he visited are all still prominent and interesting. From the Alexanderplatz to Kreuzberg, his record of them has become priceless. Superbly written, and as fresh today as when it first appeared, this is a book to be savoured.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925228359
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Edition: New edition

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TripFiction

“Memoir set in Berlin of the 1920s”

A physically delightful book, the unusual pink and turquoise cover really caught my eye. A perfect book to take to Berlin to get under the granite and stones facades of this imposing and historically rich city, and... More

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4th January 2017
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