Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall New edition
By (author) Anna Funder
Stasiland by Anna Funder
Book DescriptionIn 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their countrymen and women, there are a thousand stories just waiting to get out. Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany - she meets Miriam, who as a 16-year-old might have started World War III, visits the man who painted the line which became the Berlin Wall and gets drunk with the legendary "Mik Jegger" of the East, once declared by the authorities to his face to "no longer to exist".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862076556
Classification: European history , Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 , Social & cultural history
Format: Paperback (196mm x 128mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A book of travel, history and biography that reads like a documentary novel. Anna Funder tells astonishing stories from the underbelly of the former East Germany. As her narrative builds, Stasiland records heartbreaking tales of bravery and betrayal, of suffering and stoicism amid the daily chaos.
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