Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain

Wall in My Head Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain On the night of November after months of unrest in Europe and East Germany the checkpoints between East and West Berlin were suddenly almost accidentally opened reuniting the two sides of

  • Title: Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain
  • Author: Words Without Borders
  • ISBN: 9781934824238
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the night of November 9, 1989, after months of unrest in Europe and East Germany, the checkpoints between East and West Berlin were suddenly, almost accidentally, opened, reuniting the two sides of the divided city, and bringing together a divided Europe and two worlds that had been apart for nearly thirty years However, the fall of the Berlin Wall was just one of manyOn the night of November 9, 1989, after months of unrest in Europe and East Germany, the checkpoints between East and West Berlin were suddenly, almost accidentally, opened, reuniting the two sides of the divided city, and bringing together a divided Europe and two worlds that had been apart for nearly thirty years However, the fall of the Berlin Wall was just one of many signs of change that came with 1989 before long a spate of revolutions, the Autumn of Nations, had spread across Europe and by December, it appeared that the Cold War was over.To mark the twentieth anniversary of this momentous collapse, and to shed some light on how it came to pass, Words without Borders presents The Wall in My Head, an exciting anthology that features fiction, essays, images, and original documents to pick up where most popular accounts of the Cold War end, and trace the path of the revolutionary spirit of 1989 from its origins to the present day.The Wall in My Head combines work from the generation of writers and artists who witnessed the fall of the Iron Curtain firsthand with the impressions and reflections of those who grew up in its wake and whose work, childhoods, and memories are all colored by the long shadow that it cast The Wall in My Head provides a unique view into the change, optimism, and confusion that came with 1989 and examines how each of these has weathered the twenty years since that fateful year.Highlights within include seminal excerpts from the work of Milan Kundera, Peter Schneider, Ryszard Kapu ci ski, Vladimir Sorokin and Victor Pelevin and new work from P ter Esterh zy, Andrzej Stasiuk, Muharem Bazdulj, Maxim Trudolubov, Dorota Mas owska, Uwe Tellkamp, Dan Sociu, David Z bransk , Christhard L pple, and a host of others.

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    2. The other day, a friend and I were talking about movies and she mentioned she was tired of films about the Holocaust, that they seemed to work the same ground as an easy route to dramatic and tragic scenes. I agreed with her in the moment, but over the next few days as I thought about it, I wondered if I could say the same about films about romance and love. It occurred to me that perhaps every story mines the same emotions but that every story is different in the specifics of the tale.All that [...]

    3. The Wall in My Head is an anthology of essays, poetry, short stories, images and historical documents from former citizens of the Soviet bloc, all relating to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent collapse of Soviet Communism. The writers featured in the anthology, though they come from different national, cultural, and ethnic perspectives, share many common experiences. But what I focused on the most as I read through book was the theme set up by the opening piece, a selection from Mil [...]

    4. Liked it! It's an anthology of short pieces in translation, which first appeared on Words Without Borders. Introduction by Keith Gessen. Works by Milan Kundera, Wladimir Kaminer (I translated his "Paris Lost"), Victor Pelevin, Mihaly Kornis, Pawel Huelle, Mircea Cartarescu, Dmitri Savitski, Zbigniew Herbert, Matthew Zapruder, Eugen Jebeleanu, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Uwe Tellkamp, Masha Gessen, Peter Schneider, Vladimir Sorokin, Paul Wilson, Annett Gröschner, Dubravka Ugresic, Durs Grünbein, Judit [...]

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