Thursday, June 01, 2017

Ten top books about Weimar and Nazi Berlin

Chris Petit's latest novel is The Butchers of Berlin. One of the author's top ten books about Weimar and Nazi Berlin, as shared at the Guardian:
Wolf Among Wolves by Hans Fallada

Set in 1923 against the collapse of the economy, an appropriately inflated Zeitroman about epic gambling: “It was useless for Pagel to change his club, although at that time the number of gambling hells was as the sands of the sea, just as everywhere there were heroin and cocaine, “snow”, nude dances, French champagne and American cigarettes, influenza, hunger, despair, fornication and crime.”
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue