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Alexanderplatz has long survived as the symbol of a city burdened by its ruinous past. In 2012, twenty-year-old Jonny K. was beaten to death on this infamous Berlin square—and Germany’s first multicultural murder brought another shock to a country that’s seen its share. Before the trial, the question of guilt already had an ideological slant: Was Alexanderplatz itself to bAlexanderplatz has long survived as the symbol of a city burdened by its ruinous past. In 2012, twenty-year-old Jonny K. was beaten to death on this infamous Berlin square—and Germany’s first multicultural murder brought another shock to a country that’s seen its share. Before the trial, the question of guilt already had an ideological slant: Was Alexanderplatz itself to blame? Was the socialist architecture? The brutality of capitalism?Georg Diez pursues the mystery of Alexanderplatz in a narrative at once contentious and sincere. He portrays a city shaking free of the cultural pathos that defined it, even as its citizens wrestle with the legacies of Hitler and an East German regime that isolated the square before the Berlin Wall fell.In imaginative prose, Diez describes a historical icon unleashed in modern Germany, fueled by unbridled enterprise and consumerism. Along the way, he takes the status quo to task and unveils a provocative view of the German capital in a troubled era....

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ISBN : 21938800
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 45 Pages
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Alexanderplatz, Berlin (Kindle Single) Reviews

  • Tiffany
    2019-06-22 17:50

    I am an idiot and I bought this thinking it was Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin, not Alexanderplatz, Berlin by Georg Diez. I was about a third of the way through when I realized my mistake. Diez actually references Döblin's book and he does not care for it. This isn't really a story--just a novella-length essay about post-Nazi and post-Soviet Berlin. Frankly, Berlin doesn't hold much mystique for me. I've never been and it's not high on my list of places to go. So I'm probably not the right audience for the work. And there is one whole chapter where the author just starts listing brand names and then makes a comment about capitalism. Not a fan.

  • Tariq Mahmood
    2019-05-30 12:40

    MemesThe story starts with a bang but then rapidly deteriorates into a pretty ordinary description of the square. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for the punchline but it never came. The only good thing about the book is that it was pretty short.