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A Woman in Berlin

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Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955. A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. Newly translated into English, this diary has been unavailable since the 1960s. It is an astonishing and deeply affecting account of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war.
Published in Great Britain in 2005. Translated by Philip Boehm. Introduction by Antony Beevor. The Book and DJ are in very good condition. The DJ has been protected by a plastic cover. Of interest to historians in particular the second world war.

Item details

Author(s):
Anonymous
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844081117
ISBN-13:
9781844081110
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virago

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Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955. A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. Newly translated into English, this diary has been unavailable since the 1960s. It is an astonishing and deeply affecting account of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war.
Published in Great Britain in 2005. Translated by Philip Boehm. Introduction by Antony Beevor. The Book and DJ are in very good condition. The DJ has been protected by a plastic cover. Of interest to historians in particular the second world war.

Author(s):
Anonymous
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1844081117
ISBN-13:
9781844081110
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virago

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