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Walking in Berlin : a flaneur in the capital / Franz Hessel ; with an essay by Walter Benjamin ; translated by Amanda DeMarco.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DD879 .H4713 2017

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    "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"-- Provided by publisher
    Uniform Title
    Spazieren in Berlin. English
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Hessel, Franz, 1880-1941, author.
    Published
    Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
    Locale
    Berlin (Germany)
    Germany
    Berlin
    Contents
    Translator's Foreword
    The Flaneur's Return / by Walter Benjamin
    The Suspect
    I Learn a Thing or Two
    A Bit of Work
    Fashion
    Lust for Life
    A Tour
    The Animal Palaces
    Berlin's Boulevard
    The Old West
    Tiergarten
    The Landwehr Canal
    Kreuzberg
    Tempelhof
    Hasenheide
    Through Neukölln Toward Britz
    Steamship Music
    To the East
    The North
    The Northwest
    Friedrichstadt
    Dönhoffplatz
    The Newspaper District
    The Southwest
    Afterword.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940, writer of introduction.
    DeMarco, Amanda, translator.
    Notes
    "First Published in the United Kingdom by Scribe Publications, 2016."--Title page verso.
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284).
    Translator's Foreword -- The Flaneur's Return / by Walter Benjamin -- The Suspect -- I Learn a Thing or Two -- A Bit of Work -- Fashion -- Lust for Life -- A Tour -- The Animal Palaces -- Berlin's Boulevard -- The Old West -- Tiergarten -- The Landwehr Canal -- Kreuzberg -- Tempelhof -- Hasenheide -- Through Neukölln Toward Britz -- Steamship Music -- To the East -- The North -- The Northwest -- Friedrichstadt -- Dönhoffplatz -- The Newspaper District -- The Southwest -- Afterword.

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    English
    ISBN
    9780262036351
    0262036355 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xix, 284 pages ; 21 cm

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