The wall jumper / Peter Schneider ; with an introduction by Ian McEwan translated by Leigh Hafrey.
Publication year: 2005
Publisher: London : Penguin,
ISBN: 9780141187983 (pbk.) : 0141187980 (pbk.) :
With an introduction by Ian McEwan, 'The Wall Jumper' is a novella that captures the mood of Cold War Berlin. The characters are all, in their different ways, wall jumpers, trying to lose themselves. Ultimately, the walls inside their heads prove to be more powerful than any man-made barrier.
Translated from the German.
Original title: Mauerspinger. English
Series: Modern classics
xiii, 139 p. ; 20 cm.
This book gives a fascinatingly unpoliticised insight to 1980s Berliners' view of the Berlin Wall, its impact on their lives and the ambivalent reactions of Osties and Westies to the bizarre, brutal yet partly porous scar that cut the city in half.
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