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The turbulent world of Franz Göll : an ordinary Berliner writes the twentieth century

Author: Peter Fritzsche
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franz Göll was a thoroughly typical Berliner. Fritzsche paints a deeply affecting portrait of a self-educated man seized by an untamable impulse to record, who stayed put for nearly 70 years as history thundered around him.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Diaries
History
Biografieën (vorm)
Biographies
Named Person: Franz Göll; Franz Göll; Franz Göll; Franz Göll; Franz Göll
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Fritzsche
ISBN: 9780674055315 0674055314
OCLC Number: 667609474
Description: xi, 260 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The case of Franz Göll, graphomaniac --
Franz's multiple selves --
Physical intimacies --
The amateur scientist --
Franz Göll writes German history --
Resolution without redemption.
Responsibility: Peter Fritzsche.
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Fritzsche traces twentieth-century history through the remarkable diaries of an ordinary Berliner. Franz Goll wrote of hungry winters during WWI, the Berlin bombing, rapes by Russian soldiers,  Read more...

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Instructive and fitfully absorbing...Readers...will be fascinated by the strange private world of an eccentric obsessive. -- Ian Brunskill Wall Street Journal 20110318 A fascinating glimpse beneath Read more...

 
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