Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin

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.

The 285th greatest book of all time


Published
1929
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-600
Words
150,000
Original Language
German

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