After the fall of the wall: the French in Berlin

After the fall of the wall, many French writers came to Berlin to live here. Their work reflects the changes which occurred in the city, the omnipresence of history, modern architecture but also the sweetness, the ‘douceur’ of Berlin. The edited collection Après le mur: Berlin dans la littérature francophone is the first systematic analysis of this kind of ‘contemporary berlinicised literature’ (littérature contemporaine emberlinisée, Pierre Assouline). It shows the manifold French perceptions of and approaches to Berlin and opens a new chapter of literary history in the 21st century.

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