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Walking in Berlin: a flaneur in the capital

Franz Hessel Amanda DeMarco


9781925321128

Scribe Publications


History;
Local history;
Places & peoples: pictorial works


Hardback

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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.

By:   Franz Hessel
Translated by:   Amanda DeMarco
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   346g
ISBN:   9781925321128
ISBN 10:   1925321126
Publication Date:   December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active


'Hessel is a modest master of spontaneous observation.' - Sabine Vogel, Berliner Zeitung;'a newly rediscovered treasure.' - Die Welt;'To this day, there is no better Berlin travel guide.' - Peter von Becker, Tagesspiegel;'... an absolutely epic book, a walking remembrance.' - Walter Benjamin;'When you think of Berlin in the 1920s, you cannot avoid thinking of the storyteller, critic and translator Franz Hessel.'- Manfred Papst recommends Spazieren in Berlin in the Neue Zuricher Zeitung (NZZ)

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