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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 | Library Call Number: DD879 .H4713 2017

"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

Book cover
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
Language
English
 
Record last modified: 2017-07-31 10:11:00
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