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Isolated and Hidden Away: ‘The Drinker’ by Hans Fallada

A couple of years ago I read the wonderful ‘Blood Brothers‘ by Ernst Haffner, a book which explores the desperate underbelly of interwar Germany.  ‘Blood Brothers’ shows the reader life at the bottom of a society on the edge of … Continue reading

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A Different View of 1930s Berlin: ‘Blood Brothers’ by Ernst Haffner (1932, 2015)

As a British reader, there never seems to be a shortage of novels set in Germany in the 1930s.  In fact, I’ve found myself getting so tired of them, I’ll only read one after intense decision making and hyped recommendation. … Continue reading

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