Berlin [Reading]

Writing by five different authors about the city of Berlin, which throughout its turbulent modern history has remained a centre of culture and a magnet for writers.

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AR01Berlin Diary (winter 1932-33)20081117

Writing by five different authors about the city of Berlin, which throughout its turbulent modern history has remained a centre of culture and a magnet for writers.

By Christopher Isherwood.

Chronicling the way in which Isherwood's friends reconcile themselves to the approach of Nazi rule.

AR01Berlin Diary (winter 1932-33)20081117

Writing by five different authors about the city of Berlin, which throughout its turbulent modern history has remained a centre of culture and a magnet for writers.

By Christopher Isherwood.

Chronicling the way in which Isherwood's friends reconcile themselves to the approach of Nazi rule.

AR02Camera Obscura20081118

By Judith Hermann.

The beautiful Marie begins a relationship with an ugly Berlin artist.

What does she want and is she really in control?

AR02Camera Obscura20081118

By Judith Hermann.

The beautiful Marie begins a relationship with an ugly Berlin artist.

What does she want and is she really in control?

AR03Funeral In Berlin20081119

By Len Deighton.

A top-ranking officer in Red Army security offers to sell a Russian scientist to the West.

The unnamed hero travels to East Berlin with a black marketeer and double agent Johnnie Vulkan.

AR03Funeral In Berlin20081119

By Len Deighton.

A top-ranking officer in Red Army security offers to sell a Russian scientist to the West.

The unnamed hero travels to East Berlin with a black marketeer and double agent Johnnie Vulkan.

AR04The Wall20081120

By Anna Funder.

In this extract from Stasiland, Anna returns to Berlin for the first time in three years and is taken on a tour of the city by a former Stasi officer she once interviewed.

AR04The Wall20081120

By Anna Funder.

In this extract from Stasiland, Anna returns to Berlin for the first time in three years and is taken on a tour of the city by a former Stasi officer she once interviewed.

AR05 LASTThe Mural At Frau Krauser's20081121

By James Hopkin.

The narrator stares at the green mural at Frau Krauser's, a seedy tavern under a iron railway bridge in Berlin.

He knows he should leave, but one beer leads to another.

AR05 LASTThe Mural At Frau Krauser's20081121

By James Hopkin.

The narrator stares at the green mural at Frau Krauser's, a seedy tavern under a iron railway bridge in Berlin.

He knows he should leave, but one beer leads to another.