Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin

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The story concerns a small-time criminal, Franz Biberkopf, fresh from prison, who is drawn into the underworld. When his criminal mentor murders the prostitute whom Biberkopf has been relying on as an anchor, he realizes that he will be unable to extricate himself from the underworld into which he has sunk.

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The 217th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century (Wikipedia)
  2. - 70th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  4. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  5. - The 100 Best Books in the World ( (in German))

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