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Nightmare in Berlin

(1947)
A novel by

 
 
Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler's war.

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.

Written with Fallada's distinctive power and vividness, Nightmare in Berlin captures the demoralised and desperate atmosphere of post-war Germany in a way that has never been matched or surpassed.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

Praise for this book

"Fallada is a genius." - Beryl Bainbridge


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Used availability for Hans Fallada's Nightmare in Berlin

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin (Fallada Collection)
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-925228-38-X / 978-1-925228-38-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin (Fallada Collection)
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-925321-19-3 / 978-1-925321-19-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe US
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-911344-50-1 / 978-1-911344-50-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin (Fallada Collection)
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-925228-91-6 / 978-1-925228-91-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-5384-8989-9 / 978-1-5384-8989-5
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin: Library Edition
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-5384-8988-0 / 978-1-5384-8988-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin
Author(s): Hans Fallada
ISBN: 1-5384-8990-2 / 978-1-5384-8990-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin
Author(s): Hans Fallada, Allan Blunden - translator
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin
Author(s): Hans Fallada, Allan Blunden - translator
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nightmare in Berlin (Fallada Collection)
Author(s): Hans Fallada
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK