More Lives than One A Biography of Hans Fallada

This acclaimed biography, newly revised and completely updated, tells the remarkable story of Hans Fallada, whose real name was Rudolf Ditzen.

More Lives than One  A Biography of Hans Fallada

Hans Fallada was a drug addict, womanizer, alcoholic, jailbird and thief. Yet he was also one of the most extraordinary storytellers of the twentieth century, whose novels, including Alone in Berlin, portrayed ordinary people in terrible times with a powerful humanity. This acclaimed biography, newly revised and completely updated, tells the remarkable story of Hans Fallada, whose real name was Rudolf Ditzen. Jenny Williams chronicles his turbulent life as a writer, husband and father, shadowed by mental torment and long periods in psychiatric care. She shows how Ditzen's decision to remain in Nazi Germany in 1939 led to his self-destruction, but also made him a unique witness to his country's turmoil. More Lives Than One unpicks the contradictory, flawed and fascinating life of a writer who saw the worst of humanity, yet maintained his belief in the decency of the 'little man'.

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More Lives than One: A Biography of Hans Fallada
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Jenny Williams
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Hans Fallada was a drug addict, womanizer, alcoholic, jailbird and thief. Yet he was also one of the most extraordinary storytellers of the twentieth century, whose novels, including Alone in Berlin, portrayed ordinary people in terrible times with a powerful humanity. This acclaimed biography, newly revised and completely updated, tells
Berlin's Culturescape in the 20th Century
Language: de
Pages: 274
Authors: Thomas Bredohl, Michael Zimmermann
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: University of Regina Press

Berlin's Culturescape in the Twentieth Century reflects the many facets of Berlin's unique development as a cultural metropolis. At the centre of this compilation of essays is the notion of culturescape as a concept that describes the cultural expressions and identities that occur within a given urban space. From industrialization
Individuality and Modernity in Berlin
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Moritz Föllmer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Moritz Föllmer offers a pioneering analysis of individuality and its importance to metropolitan society in twentieth-century Berlin.
Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Chris Hopkins
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Liverpool English Texts and St

This book gives the fullest account so far of the origins, success and public impact of Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole in all three of its versions: novel (1933), play (1935) and film (1941).
Tales from the Underworld
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Hans Fallada
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-06 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Darkly funny, searingly honest short stories from Hans Fallada, author of bestselling Alone in Berlin In these stories, criminals lament how hard it is to scrape a living by breaking and entering; families measure their daily struggles in marks and pfennigs; a convict makes a desperate leap from a moving