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Nightmare in Berlin / Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden.

Nightmare in Berlin / Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden.
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ISBN 9781925321197 (paperback)
Author Fallada, Hans, 1893-1947 author.
Title Nightmare in Berlin / Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden.
Publisher/Date Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2016.
©2016.
Pagination etc. xvi, 271 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Note Late April, 1945. The war is over, yet Dr Doll, a loner and 'moderate pessimist', lives in constant fear. By night, he is haunted by nightmarish images of the bombsite in which he is trapped - he, and the rest of Germany. More than anything, he wishes to vanquish the demon of collective guilt, but he is unable to right any wrongs, especially in his position as mayor of a small town in north-east Germany that has been occupied by the Red Army. Dr Doll flees for Berlin, where he finds escape in a morphine addiction: each dose is a 'small death'. He tries to make his way in the chaos of a city torn apart by war, accompanied by his young wife, who shares his addiction. Fighting to save two lives, he tentatively begins to believe in a better future.
Subject German fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English
War fiction.
Added Author Blunden, Allan translator.
Shelf Location F FALL
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