Alfred Döblin was a German novelist, essayist, and doctor, best known for his novel 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' (1929). He was a prominent figure in the literary world of Weimar Germany and is considered a pioneer of modernist literature. His works often explore the complexities of urban life and the impact of industrialization on society.
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Set in 1920s Berlin, the book follows the life of Franz Biberkopf, a man recently released from prison who is trying to make an honest life for himself. However, he is drawn back into the criminal underworld due to circumstances and the influence of his acquaintance, Reinhold. The book is a vivid portrayal of city life in Weimar-era Germany, exploring themes of poverty, crime, redemption and the struggle to maintain one's morality amidst chaos and corruption.