The wall in my head : words and images from the fall of the Iron Curtain

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Subjects: Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989--Literary collections
Post-communism--Europe--Literary collections
European literature--20th century--Translations into English
European literature--21st century--Translations into English
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Multiple languages (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2009
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Added Titles: Words without borders
Alternate Title(s): Words without borders.
Notes: LCCN: 2009036760
ISBN: 9781934824238 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1934824232 (pbk. : alk. paper)
"A Words without borders anthology."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: On the night of November 9, 1989, after months of unrest in Europe and East Germany, the checkpoints of the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin were suddenly, almost accidentally, opened, starting a process that would bring together a Europe that had been divided for thirty years. This anthology, which features fiction, essays, images, and historical documents. It combines work from the generation of writers and artists who witnessed the fall of the Iron Curtain first-hand with the impressions and reflections of those who grew up in its wake. The book provides a unique view into the change, optimism, and confusion that came with 1989 and examines how each of these has weathered the past twenty years--From publisher's description
Contents: From 'The art of the novel' / Milan Kundera -- Paris lost / Wladimir Kaminer -- from 'Moving house' / Paweł Huelle -- Nabokov in Brasov / Mircea Cǎrtǎrescu -- from 'Waltz for K' / Dmitri Savitski -- Report from a besieged city / Zbigniew Herbert -- On Eugen Jebeleanu / Matthew Zapruder -- Poems from 'Secret weapon' / Eugen Jebeleanu -- from 'Imperium' / Ryszard Kapuściński -- from 'The tower' / Uwe Tellkamp -- My grandmother the censor / Masha Gessen -- from 'The wall jumper' / Peter Schneider -- Farewell to the queue / Vladimir Sorokin -- Tower of song : how The Plastic People of the Universe helped shape the Velvet Revolution / Paul Wilson -- In pictures -- The revenge / Annett Gröschner -- The souvenirs of communism / Dubravka Ugresic -- The road to Bornholm / Durs Grünbein -- Regardless of the cost : reflections on Péter Esterházy's 'Revised edition' / Judith Sollosy -- Preface to 'Revised edition' / Péter Esterházy -- from 'Mandarins' / Stanislav Komárek -- Brother and sister / Christhard Läpple -- Faraway, so gross / Dorota Masłowska -- from 'Urbancholia' / Dan Sociu -- That fear / Andrzej Stasiuk -- Speech at the opening session of the 13th German Bundestag / Stefan Heym -- The life and times of a Soviet capitalist / Irakli Iosebashvili -- The war within / Maxim Trudolubov -- Any beach but this / David Zábranský -- The noble school / Muharem Bazdulj
OCLC Number: 406109264
ISBN/ISSN: 9781934824238
1934824232