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Author Fallada, Hans, 1893-1947.

Title Nightmare in Berlin / Hans Fallada ; translated by Allan Blunden.

Publication Info. Melbourne : Scribe, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F FALLADA    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 271 pages ; 21 cm
Note Translated from the German.
"First published as Der Alpdruck by Aufbau in 1947" -- Title page verso.
Contents Part one: downfall -- Part two: recovery.
Summary "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." -- Back cover.
Language Translated from the German.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction.
German fiction -- Translations into English.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990 -- Fiction.
Added Author Blunden, Allan.
Added Title Alpdruck English
ISBN 9781925321197
1925321193
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