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Roads to Berlin

(2012)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The winner of numerous literary awards including the Anne Frank Prize and Goethe Prize, Cees Nooteboom, novelist, poet and journalist, "is a careful prose stylist of a notably philosophical bent." (J.M. Coetzee, The New York Review 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 intensity of the capital and its 'associated layers of memory,'" The Economist said. The book maps the changing landscape of post-World-War-II Germany, from the period before the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present. Written and updated over the course of several decades, an eyewitness account of the pivotal events of 1989 gives way to a perceptive appreciation of its difficult passage to reunification. Nooteboom's writings on politics, people, architecture, and culture are as digressive as they are eloquent; his innate curiosity takes him through the landscapes of Heine and Goethe, steeped in Romanticism and mythology, and to Germany's baroque cities. With an outsider's objectivity he has crafted an intimate portrait of the country to its present day.



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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Roads to Berlin
Author(s): Cees Nooteboom
ISBN: 1-62365-097-6 / 978-1-62365-097-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Roads to Berlin
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Roads to Berlin
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ISBN: 1-62365-844-6 / 978-1-62365-844-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Roads to Berlin
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Roads to Berlin
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