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Roads to Berlin

Roads to Berlin

Author(s): Cees Nooteboom

Location(s): Germany

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various and modern



Roads to Berlin maps the changing landscape of Germany, from the period before the fall of the Wall to the present. Written and updated over the course of several decades, an eyewitness account of the pivotal events of 1989 gives way to a perceptive appreciation of its difficult passage to reunification. Nooteboom’s writings on politics, people, architecture and culture are as digressive as they are eloquent: his innate curiosity takes him through the landscapes of Heine and Goethe, steeped in Romanticism and mythology, and to Germany’s baroque cities. With an outsider’s objectivity he has crafted an intimate portrait of the country to its present day.

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a fabulous book for Germanophiles (or should that be Deutschophiles?) – Serena –

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