Berlin Now PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Berlin Now free pdf A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic city It isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris- its museums do not hold more treasures than those in Barcelona or London. And yet, when citizens of "New York, Tel Aviv, or Rome ask me where I'm from and I mention the name Berlin," writes Peter Schneider, "their eyes instantly light up." "Berlin Now" is a longtime Berliner's bright, bold, and digressive exploration of the heterogeneous allure of this vibrant city. Delving beneath the obvious answers--Berlin's club scene, bolstered by the lack of a mandatory closing time- the artistic communities that thrive due to the relatively low (for now) cost of living--Schneider takes us on an insider's tour of this rapidly metamorphosing metropolis, where high-class soirees are held at construction sites and enterprising individuals often accomplish more without public funding--assembling a makeshift club on the banks of the Spree River--than Berlin's officials do. Schneider's perceptive, witty investigations on everything from the insidious legacy of suspicion instilled by the East German secret police to the clashing attitudes toward work, food, and love held by former East and West Berliners have been sharply translated by Sophie Schlondorff. The result is a book so lively that readers will want to jump on a plane--just as soon as they've finished their adventures on the page.

About Peter Schneider

Peter Schneider was born in Lubeck, Germany, and has lived in Berlin on and off since the 1960s. He has taught at many American universities--including Stanford, Princeton, and Harvard--and is the author of more than twenty books, including "The Wall Jumper "and "Eduard's Homecoming" (FSG, 2001). He has also written for newspapers, including "Der Spiegel," "The New York Times," "Le Monde," and "La Repubblica." Sophie Schlondorff is a translator, editor, and writer. Originally from New York, she grew up bilingual in English and German, and is fluent in French and Italian. She is a graduate of Yale University and has been living abroad for more than a decade in Paris, Rome, and Berlin."

Details Book

Author : Peter Schneider
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 05 August 2014
ISBN : 0374254842
EAN : 9780374254841
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 326 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Berlin Now



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Private Berlin free pdfPrivate Berlin

    From the #1 bestselling PRIVATE series comes a novel with the extraordinary pace and international sophistication of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    IN EUROPE'S MOST DANGEROUS CITY

    Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin..


  • Berlin free pdfBerlin

    "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin" is your in-depth guide to the very best of Berlin. Experience the greatest of all this city has to offer. from its remarkable Pergamon Museum and historic Berlin Wall to its energetic contemporary arts scene and legendary nonstop nightlife..


  • Berlin free pdfBerlin

    "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin" is your in-depth guide to the very best of Berlin. Experience the greatest of all this city has to offer. from its remarkable Pergamon Museum and historic Berlin Wall to its energetic contemporary arts scene and legendary nonstop nightlife..


  • Field Station Berlin Teufelsberg 2015 / UK-Version free pdfField Station Berlin Teufelsberg 2015 / UK-Version

    The Teufelsberg (German for "Devil's Mountain") is a hill in Berlin. Germany. in the Grunewald locality of former West Berlin. Rising to 120 metres Berlin's Teufelsberg is not only Berlin's highest point..


  • Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot free pdfMercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

    A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy that Dropped from the Sky.Life was grim in 1948 West Berlin. Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all ground routes coming in and out of Berlin to cut off West Berliners from all food and essential supplies..


  • Berlin Now free pdfBerlin Now

    . A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic city It isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressi