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By Joshua Parker

Of all eu towns, american citizens this present day are probably such a lot fascinated about Berlin, whose place within the American mind's eye is an integral part of nineteenth-century, postwar and modern transatlantic imagology. Over numerous sessions, Berlin has been a tenuous area for American claims to cultural historical past and to actual geographic house in Europe, symbolizing the last word evil and the facility of redemption. This quantity bargains a complete exam of the city's picture in American literature from 1840 to the current. Tracing either a historical past of Berlin and of yank tradition throughout the methods town has been narrated throughout 3 centuries through a few a hundred authors via one hundred forty five novels, brief tales, performs and poems, Tales of Berlin offers a composite panorama not just of the German capital, yet of moving subtexts in American society that have contextualized its that means for american citizens some time past, and proceed to take action this present day.

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