A Woman in Berlin

A Woman in Berlin stands as "one of the essential books for understanding war and life" (A. S. Byatt, author of Possession).

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250156750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. "With bald honesty and brutal lyricism" (Elle), the anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. "Spare and unpredictable, minutely observed and utterly free of self-pity" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), A Woman in Berlin tells of the complex relationship between civilians and an occupying army and the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject--the mass rape suffered by all, regardless of age or infirmity. A Woman in Berlin stands as "one of the essential books for understanding war and life" (A. S. Byatt, author of Possession).

A Woman in Berlin

* A startling account of a German survivor of the Second World War.

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Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781844087976

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 311

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Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955. A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. This diary has been unavailable since the 1960s and is now newly translated into English. A Woman in Berlin is an astonishing and deeply affecting account.

A Woman In Berlin

A woman passes us, barefoot and bedraggled. She answers our question – 'Yes,
the bridge is still there' – and hurries away. Barefoot? In Berlin? I've never seen a
woman in that condition before. The bridge is still blocked by a barricade of ...

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349011338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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This is a devastating book. It is matter-of-fact, makes no attempt to score political points, does not attempt to solicit sympathy for its protagonist and yet is among the most chilling indictments of war I have ever read. Everybody, in particular every woman ought to read it' - Arundhati Roy 'One of the most important personal accounts ever written about the effects of war and defeat' - Antony Beevor Between April 20th and June 22nd 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food, and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955. A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. This diary has been unavailable since the 1960s and this is a new English translation. A Woman in Berlin is an astonishing and deeply affecting account.









Women in Colombia Confronting Trauma and Displacement

Healing Suite Française and A Woman in Berlin have many aspects in common .
In each case a woman wrote the book during a time of war , more specifically
during a time when their countries were invaded and occupied by a foreign army
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Author: Adriana Elisa Parra-Fox

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Page: 496

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100 Provocative Statements about a Woman in Berlin

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary.

Author: Jonathan Ifing

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458928724

Category:

Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

A Woman of Vienna

So Hülsen was endeavouring to complete and expand his own company , but ,
being unable to discover suitable material in Berlin , he had come to Vienna to
look around for new talent . He had managed to contact Joseph Fichna , of the ...

Author: Joachim von Kürenberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Actors

Page: 243

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A Women s Berlin

"Despina Stratigakos is assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Despina Stratigakos

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816653224

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"Despina Stratigakos is assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York."--BOOK JACKET.

The Woman in Berlin

In 1925 Berlin to interview a woman who claims to be Anastasia, Philip Gibson saves the life of a young woman who seems to have some connection with the mystery of the Czar's daughter

Author: Robert Tyler Stevens

Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780727813008

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 537

In 1925 Berlin to interview a woman who claims to be Anastasia, Philip Gibson saves the life of a young woman who seems to have some connection with the mystery of the Czar's daughter

The Woman at Home

An old lady of Dolzig , a life - long tence outside the capital , the Empress
unfriend of the family , and greatly devoted to doubtedly prefers Potsdam to Berlin
. Potsthe Princess , who had grown up under her dam is to Berlin what Windsor is
to ...

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Category: Home economics

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Annie S. Swan's magazine.

The Woman on the Stairs

From the author of the internationally bestselling classic THE READER, a tale of obsession, possession and a mystery painting.

Author: Bernhard Schlink

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474600662

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From the author of the internationally bestselling classic THE READER, a tale of obsession, possession and a mystery painting. For decades the painting was believed to be lost. But, just as mysteriously as it disappeared, it reappears, an anonymous donation to a gallery in Sydney. The art world is stunned but so are the three men who loved the woman in the painting, the woman on the stairs. One by one they track her down to an isolated cottage in Australia. Here they must try to untangle the lies and betrayals of their shared past - but time is running out. The Woman on the Stairs is an intricately-crafted, poignant and beguiling novel about creativity and love, about the effects of time passing and the regrets that haunt us all.

Forming and Reforming the New Woman in Weimar Germany

Even for many “ modern - thinking ” readers , a woman — the keeper of sentiment
and delicacy — who readily revealed her ... Hildenbrant's woeful account of the
beautiful young women of Berlin hinted at the male identity crisis underlying the ...

Author: Lynne-Marie Hoskins Frame

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Women

Page: 612

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The Book Review Digest

Mark M. Anderson ( 1000 + w ) “ Although photocopies of the text began to
circulate in the 1970s among feminists and some members of the New Left , A
Woman in Berlin was not printed in Germany until 2003. ( The author was
reportedly so ...

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