Roads to Berlin

Roads to Berlin

Cees Nooteboom

The winner of diverse literary awards together with the Anne Frank Prize and Goethe Prize, Cees Nooteboom, novelist, poet and journalist, "is a cautious prose stylist of a particularly philosophical bent." (J.M. Coetzee, The long island evaluate of Books)

In Roads to Berlin, Nooteboom's reportage, "from a 1963 Khrushchev rally in East Berlin to the tearing down of the Palast der Republik, brilliantly captures the depth of the capital and its â??associated layers of memory,'" The Economist stated. The booklet maps the altering panorama of post-World-War-II Germany, from the interval prior to the autumn of the Berlin Wall to the current. Written and up-to-date over the process numerous a long time, an eyewitness account of the pivotal occasions of 1989 provides technique to a perceptive appreciation of its tough passage to reunification. Nooteboom's writings on politics, humans, structure, and tradition are as digressive as they're eloquent; his innate interest takes him during the landscapes of Heine and Goethe, steeped in Romanticism and mythology, and to Germany's baroque towns. With an outsider's objectivity he has crafted an intimate portrait of the rustic to its current day.

From the Hardcover edition.

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