City of Exiles: Berlin from the Outside In
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Berlin is a no man's land, a city adrift in the sands of Central Europe, a place where all belong and none do. Destroyed and divided during a century of chaos and upheaval, borderless Berlin has remained a city where drifters, dreamers and outsiders have always believed they can find a place: Voltaire and Hannah Arendt, Iggy Pop and Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka and Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Marx and Aleister Crowley, W.H. Auden and G.W.F. Hegel, Nick Cave and Vladimir Nabokov. Australian-in-exile Stuart Braun evokes these restless spirits that have come and gone from Berlin across the last century: itinerants who, he argues, are the source of the Berliner Luft, the special free air that infuses this beguiling metropolis.
ISBN 9780994326805. Noctua Press.