REPORT FROM BERLIN by Jorn Donner

REPORT FROM BERLIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A series of bittersweet vignettes of life in divided Berlin by a young Finnish journalist, admirably translated by Albin T. Anderson. Donner, more or less neutral in the East-West struggle, finds good and bad on both sides. He wanders freely through the embattled city, painting a series of sketches of the ""little people"", of the leaders on both sides, of the streets, the corners, the stores, the homes, the bars, the nightclubs of a city to which he is obviously quite attached. Excellent reading for anyone who wants to see the human side of the Berlin phenomenon and one would have to agree with the translator that ""there is much wisdom in this book"", unpretentious as it may be.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1961
Publisher: Indiana University Press