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Blood brothers

Author: Ernst Haffner; Michael Hofmann
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Told in stark, unsparing detail, Haffner's story delves into the illicit underworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next, spending their nights in underground bars and makeshift hostels, struggling together to survive the harsh realities of gang life, and finding in one another the legitimacy denied them by society.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Haffner; Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 9781846558641 1846558646
OCLC Number: 905628674
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "A lost German classic"--Cover.
Originally published with the title Jugend auf der Landstrasse Berlin in 1932 by B. Cassirer, Berline. Reissued with the title Blutsbrüder in 2013 by Metrolit, Berlin.
Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Jugend auf der Landstrasse Berlin.
Responsibility: Ernst Haffner ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann.

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Blood Brothers is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner, of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of the Second World War.  Read more...

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"An enthralling and significant novel, authentic in its gritty documentary detail... This raw honesty, along with Michael Hofmann's masterly translation... makes the book so contemporary and vital" Read more...

 
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