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REVIEW ´ Here in Berlin Oung nurse with a checkered past who joins the Reich on the Russian front at a medical facility intent to dispense with the wounded than to heal them; and the son of a zookeeper at The Berlin Zoo fighting to keep the animals safe from both war and an increasingly starving populaceA meditation on war and mystery in the spirit of Christopher Isherwood and Robert Walser's classic Berlin Stories this an exciting new work by one of our most gifted novelists one that seeks to align the stories of the past with the stories of the futur. A middle aged woman The Visitor goes to Berlin learns the language and then begins to ask people to tell her their stories I m not sure I consider this a novel because it seemed like a collection of vignettes bound only by the impact of WWII on their lives and the fact that the Visitor was present in all of them I found the snippets interesting and the devastation of war will never cease to break my heart but I had trouble feeling immersed in the book as a whole Well written with some beautiful prose 35 stars Вторжение В Украину Хроника Российской Агрессии keep the animals safe from both war and an increasingly starving populaceA meditation on war and mystery in the spirit of Christopher Isherwood and Robert Walser's classic Berlin Stories this an exciting new work by one of our most gifted novelists one that seeks to align the stories of the past with the stories of the futur. A middle aged woman The Visitor goes to Berlin learns the language and then begins to ask people to tell her their stories I m not sure I consider this a novel because it seemed like a collection of vignettes bound only by the impact of WWII on their lives and the fact that the Visitor was present in all of them I found the snippets interesting and the devastation of war will never cease to break my heart but I had trouble feeling immersed in the book as a whole Well written with some beautiful prose 35 stars

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REVIEW ´ Here in Berlin Ts rivers its lakes its legions of bicyclists Here in Berlin she encounters a people's history the Cuban teen taken as a POW on a German submarine for five months only to return home to a family who doesn't believe him; the young Jewish scholar whose husband hides her in a sarcophagus until he can find them safe passage to England; the female lawyer haunted by a childhood of deprivation in the bombed out suburbs of Berlin who still defends those accused of war crimes setting personal guilt against the larger flow of history; a y. There is the air of documentary about the format of this novel which is a compilation of 35 imaginary interviews elicited by a Visitor to Berlin who wanders the city to plumb its depths by speaking to its residents Berlin is the kind of place where almost everyone has a story to tell and therein lies the sense that this might all be trueThe unnamed Visitor is Cuban American and the one uirk of these interviews is the regular appearance of Berliners with Cuban connections products of the time when East Germany and Cuba were both prized client states of the Soviet Union In many ways this angle is the most interesting and unexpected part of the novel probably because the perilous history of 20th century Berlin has been otherwise so well documented Among the narratives there are former Nazis former Stasi agents and elderly women who had been raped by Russian soldiers but they pretty much had to be part of the story The thirty five stories are jewel like beautifully written and captivating Yet they are so short that as I moved uickly from one to another I felt that I was giving them short shrift in the process I wished to hold on than a few minutes to each member of this eclectic cast As they flash by we have a fleeting view of the ghosts that haunt individual Berliners survivors of a peculiar history The distinctive voices are occasionally linked an eye doctor for example is referenced by several patients for these story tellers are all elderly One diminutive inmate of an insane asylum tells of being matched up with one Oskar Matzerath who was also dwarfish and the owner of a set of drums Readers of G nter Grass will recognize the appearance of the fictional character from The Tin Drum It was a marvelous and even funny momentI believe it would be better to read this book than to listen as I did to the audio version I think it impaired my experience that the movement between interviews was occasionally confusing I understand that intermittent chapters about the Visitor our interviewer were in italics and that visual cue would have been helpful In addition the narrator of the audio while generally effective simply butchered much of the German Oddly she seemed to have received pronunciation direction on occasional phrases but not on most othersUltimately I found the format not entirely satisfying It seems like a compilation of too many short short stories There is no arguing that Cristina Garcia is gifted with exceptional ability to craft a sentence

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REVIEW ´ Here in Berlin Here in Berlin is portrait of a city through snapshots an excavation of the stories and ghosts of contemporary Berlin; its complex troubled past still pulsing in the air as it was during the years of World War II Critically acclaimed novelist Cristina Garcia brings the people of this famed city alive their stories bristling with regret desire and longingAn unnamed Visitor travels to Berlin with a camera looking for reckonings of her own The city itself is a character vibrant and post apocalyptic flat and featureless except for i. 35 A unknown unnamed visitor arrives in Berlin and sets off to discover exactly what this city has gone through and become It is 2013 and as she travels she talks to many different people discovering their stories writing them down She calls them by different titles such as nurse just putting their real names in small print shove the titles Many of those she talks to had different roles during WWII and some are Cubans who moved here during that timeThese are vignettes snapshots of the people who make up this city They come from all walks of life and many of their roles during the war are ones I had never heard about before In the vignette simply called Preachers a young girl working as a linguistic anthropologist fluent in seven languages is sent by the Nazis to the American South to study the oratory skills of the Black preachers The young Jewish woman who was hidden in a tomb for several days until her husband could get them passage to England Many other stories so many all so very interesting seeing the city through these snapshots History s long shadow cast over a burgeoning city that has changed much Uncovered stories and unforgotten memories very well done I believe the visitor is a stand in for us the readers and the thing she sees and thinks are inserted between the vignettes


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    (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García I have enjoyed the work of Cristina Garcia since I read her Dreaming in Cuban for the first time when she first published it Chock full of the Latina brand of magical realism that I enjoy I went on to read Garcia's subseuent books most notably The Aguero Sisters When I saw that Garcia had written a new book I could not re

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    FREE READ Here in Berlin Cristina García õ 1 REVIEW FREE READ õ FINDARTICLES.CO õ Cristina García I won an ARC of this book in a goodreads drawingA literary novel about a visitor who comes to Berlin with a camera and traces the history of the city through the last 80 years or so There's a lot of shifting viewpoints that leads to the narrative of the novel I know some people don't like this techniue but it seems en vogue just nowI enjoyed

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    FREE READ Here in Berlin Cristina García õ 1 REVIEW (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García A delightful meandering and novel book Christina Garcia has produced a compelling novel made up from a patchwork of mainly Berlin based stories observed by an unnamed visitor that are somewhat intertwined yet sep

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    (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García I think my experience with Here in Berlin a little confusing because it's not uite what I expected I thought Berlin itself was going to become almost a character I'm not sure it did The dust jacket promised a meditation on war and mystery I'm not sure having finished the words meditation and mystery uite suit it It is ter

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    FREE READ Here in Berlin (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García There is the air of documentary about the format of this “novel” which is a compilation of 35 imaginary interviews elic

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    (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García Cristina García õ 1 REVIEW A middle aged woman The Visitor goes to Berlin learns the language and then begins to ask people to tell her their stories I'm not

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    (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García Childhood is a city you never leaveMiddle aged San Franciscan woman of Cuban origin moves to Berlin to look for stories There is no shortage Plenty of history provides a large reservoir of storiesHer own life gives the framework her second marriage just failed her relationship with her mother is broken beyond rep

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    Cristina García õ 1 REVIEW FREE READ õ FINDARTICLES.CO õ Cristina García (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García This is an interesting collection of short histories and stories from fictional individuals living in Berlin There is a wid

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    Cristina García õ 1 REVIEW FREE READ õ FINDARTICLES.CO õ Cristina García (PDF READ) [Here in Berlin] ð Cristina García Every morning I look in the mirror and see darkness where my face should be Is there any greater freedom than that? writes Garcia In this interrelated set of short set pieces a 'visitor' tours Berlin and tells the story of many WW2history torn characters Will this 'visitor' be released from the past or will this

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