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Alfred Döblin ( August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 143 days remaining. The term the 10th of August is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on August 10, 1792, the effective end... August 10, Events January - April January – Cleopatras Needle arrives in London January 9 - Humbert I becomes King of Italy January 23 – Disraeli orders British fleet to Dardanelles January 28 - The Yale News becomes the first daily, college newspaper in the United States. January 31 - Turkey agrees to armistice at... 1878 June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. Events 600-1899 684 - Benedict II becomes Pope. 1483 - Richard III becomes king of England. 1819 - The bicycle is patented. 1900-1999 1924 - American occupying forces leave the Dominican... June 26, 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Events Environmental change The Africanized bee is accidentally released in Brazil The Asian Flu pandemic begins in China March 10 - Floodgates of The Dalles Dam are closed inundating Celilo Falls and ancient indian fisheries along the... 1957) was a The Federal Republic of Germany ( German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. Due to its central location, Germany has more neighbours than any other European country: these are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the... German On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. Expressionism is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for emotional effect. Expressionism is exhibited in many art forms, including painting, literature, film, and architecture. Additionally, the term often implies emotional angst - the number of cheerful expressionist works is relatively small. In... expressionist A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. The English word novel derives from the Italian word novella, meaning a tale, a piece of news. The novel is longer (40,000 words and onwards) and... novelist, best known for Berlin Alexanderplatz is a novel by Alfred Döblin, published in 1929. The story concerns a small-time criminal, Franz Biberkopf, fresh from prison, who is drawn into the underworld. When his criminal mentor murders the prostitute whom Biberkopf has been relying on as an anchor, he realizes that he... Berlin Alexanderplatz. He was born in Motto: none Voivodship West Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Szczecina Mayor Marian Jurczyk Area 301,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 413 600 1372/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1243 Latitude Longitude 14°34E 53°26N Area code +48 91 Car plates ZS Twin... Stettin, Pomerania (Polish: Pomorze, German: Pommern and Pommerellen, Pomeranian (Kashubian): Pòmòrze and Pòmòrskô, Latin: Pomerania, Pomorania) is a geographical and historical region in northern Poland and Germany on the south coasts of the Baltic Sea between and on both sides of the Vistula and Oder (Odra) rivers... Pomerania, now Motto: none Voivodship West Pomeranian Municipal government Rada miasta Szczecina Mayor Marian Jurczyk Area 301,3 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 413 600 1372/km² Founded City rights 8th century 1243 Latitude Longitude 14°34E 53°26N Area code +48 91... Szczecin in The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland, the son of a The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Jewish merchant.

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Life

1878 - 1918

The family moved to For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). Berlin [ bɛrˈliːn ] is the national capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,387,404 inhabitants (as of September 2004); down from 4.5 million before World War II. Berlin is located on the rivers Spree and... Berlin in 1898, where Döblin studied medicine, first at the There is no institution called the University of Berlin, but there are four universities in Berlin, Germany: Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der... University of Berlin, then at The University of Fribourg (in French: Université de Fribourg, in German: Universität Freiburg) is a university in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. It was founded in 1889. Courses in this University are given in the French language and German language. External links http://www.unifr.ch Categories: Stub | Swiss... Freiburg University. During his student years, he became interested in German philosophy, especially that of Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant (April 22, 1724 – February 12, 1804) was a Prussian philosopher, generally regarded as one of Europes most influential thinkers and the last major philosopher of the Enlightenment. He had a major impact on the Romantic and Idealist philosophies of the 19th century, and his... Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer (February 22, 1788 – September 21, German philosopher born in Gdańsk (Danzig), Poland. He is one of the most important 19th century philosophers, most famous for his work, The World as Will and Representation. He is known for having espoused a sort of philosophical... Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882 Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 - August 25, 1900) was a highly influential German philosopher. His Life Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in the small town of Röcken bei Lützen, not too far from Leipzig, Saxony. He was born on the 49th... Friedrich Nietzsche. After graduating, he worked as a journalist in Regensburg (English formerly Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona, Czech Řezno) is a city (population 146,824 in 2002) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. To the east lies the Bavarian Forest. History The first settlements... Regensburg and Berlin, before actually beginning a Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies and treats mental and emotional disorders (see mental illness). The term alienist is an old term for a psychiatrist, and the term shrink (from head shrinker) is a (sometimes offensive) slang term for a psychotherapist. Note that psychiatry is practiced by psychiatrists... psychiatric practice in the working class neighborhood of Alexanderplatz, fall of 2003 Alexanderplatz is a large open square and public transport hub in central Berlin, near the Spree river and the Russian Tsar Alexander I to Berlin on 25 October 1805. It gained a prominent role in the late 19th century with the construction of the station of... Alexanderplatz.


During this time, he wrote several novels, but none of them was published until 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). Events January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress. January 12 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote. January 13 – An... 1915, when Die Drei Sprünge des Wang-Lung saw print. It tells the story of political upheaval in 18th century China. He won the Fontane Prize for it.


He was garnering popularity through several expressionist This article is in need of attention. Please improve it in any way you see fit. The short story is a form of narrative prose writing that is characterised by the number of words contained therein. Determining the actual length of a short story is problematic. A classic definition of... short stories in the magazine Der Sturm. Eventually he dropped out of the Expressionist Movement, but many of his Sturm stories were published in 1913 in a collection called Die Ermordung einer Butterblume.


During Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. Battle aftermath. Remains of the Chateau Wood World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict occurring from 1914 to... World War I, Döblin served as a doctor with the German army refers to different armed forces through history: Reichswehr - 1918 to 1935 Wehrmacht - 1935 to 1945 Bundeswehr - 1955 to present This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might... German Army, but continued his writing. His historical novel, Wallenstein, set during the The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) The Thirty Years War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally in the Central European territory of the Holy Roman Empire, but also involving most of the major continental powers. It occurred for a number... Thirty Years' War, was written during this period.


1919 - 1933

In 1920 Döblin joined the Association of German Writers (Schutzverband Deutscher Schriftsteller), and in 1924 he became its president. He reviewed plays for the Prager Tageblatt for several years, and was a member of the Group 1925 with Bertolt Brecht (February 10, 1898 _ August 14, 1956) was an influential German dramatist, stage director, and poet of the 20th century. His life and career Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Brecht studied medicine and worked briefly as an orderly in a hospital in Munich during World War I. After the... Bertolt Brecht. In 1924 he published Berge, Meere und Giganten, a A dystopia (or alternatively cacotopia or kakotopia) is a fictional society, usually portrayed as existing in a future time, when the conditions of life are extremely bad due to deprivation, oppression, or terror. Science fiction, particularly post-apocalyptic science fiction and cyberpunk, often feature dystopias. Social critics, especially postmodern social... dystopic view of a future in which Technology ( Gr. τεχνολογια < τεχνη craftsmanship + λογος word, reckoning + the suffix ια) has more than one definition. One is the development and application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help to... technology confronts man and nature.


In 1929, Berlin Alexanderplatz was published. Partly written in colloquial German, with many viewpoint characters and a narrative style reminiscent of John Roderigo Dos Passos, born January 14, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois, United States - died September 28, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, was a novelist and artist. John Dos Passos father was a wealthy Chicago lawyer and could afford to give him the best education. In 1907, he was sent to study... John Dos Passos and James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (February 2, 1882 – January 13, 1941) was an expatriate Irish writer and poet, and is widely considered one of the most significant writers of the 20th century. He is best known for his short story collection Dubliners (1914), and for his novels A Portrait of... James Joyce, it tells the story of a criminal who is drawn deeper and deeper into an underworld he cannot rise out of.


1933 - 1957

When the The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). Black, white, and red were in fact the colors of the old North German Confederation flag (invented by Otto von Bismarck, based on... Nazis took power in Germany, Döblin fled to The Swiss Confederation or Switzerland is a landlocked federal state in Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The country has a strong tradition of political and military neutrality, but also of international co-operation, and is home to many international organisations. Confoederatio Helvetica (CH), the Latin version... Switzerland and then the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States, working for MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. Its principal subsidiaries are MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios), United Artists Corporation and Orion Pictures Corporation. The company was acquired by a partnership led by Sony... MGM in For other uses, see Hollywood (disambiguation) Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that runs from about Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to... Hollywood. His novel Das Land Ohne Tod, set in South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. South America is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It became attached to North America only recently, geologically speaking, with the formation of the Isthmus of Panama... South America, was published in 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 1 - Anastasio Somoza becomes President of Nicaragua January 11 - The first issue of Look magazine goes on sale in the United States. January 19 - Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying... 1937.


In 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). Events January January 6 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms Speech in the State of the Union Address. January 10 - Lend-Lease is introduced into the U.S. Congress. January 19 - British troops attack Italian... 1941, Döblin converted to The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. Members generally prefer the term Catholic Church, but this term has multiple meanings (see Catholicism); the term Roman Catholic Church is used in this article to avoid... Roman Catholicism, citing Søren Kierkegaard Søren Aabye Kierkegaard ( May 5, 1813 – November 11, 1855), a 19th century Danish philosopher, has achieved general recognition as the first existentialist philosopher, though some new research shows this may be a more difficult connection than previously thought.[1] Philosophically, he bridged the... Søren Kierkegaard and Baruch Spinoza Benedictus de Spinoza ( November 24, 1632 – February 21, 1677), named Baruch Spinoza by his synagogue elders and known as Bento de Spinoza or Bento dEspiñoza in the community in which he grew up. Along with René Descartes and Gottfried Leibniz, he was one... Baruch Spinoza as influences.


Döblin returned to Europe in 1945, working for the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs. He returned to Germany, settling in Map of Germany showing Baden_Baden Baden_Baden is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on the western foothills of the Black Forest, on the banks of the Oos river, in the region of Karlsruhe. Population: 53,000 (1999). History The springs of Baden-Baden were known to... Baden-Baden, where he worked as an education officer and a magazine publisher, but, unhappy with the political environment in his native country, he settled in France (he had become a French citizen in 1936).


His two outstanding contributions from this period are a historical novel, November 1918, and Hamlet, an expression of his hopes for the future of Europe.


In 1956 Döblin entered a sanitarium in This article is about Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. There is also a village named Freiburg (Elbe) in northwestern Germany. Freiburg (Freiburg im Üchtland) is also the German name of the town of Fribourg, Switzerland. Freiburg landscape Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in... Freiburg im Breisgau. He remained mostly paralyzed for the rest of his life, dying in Emmendingen the following year.


Selected Bibliography

  • Die Ermordung Einer Butterblume
  • Die Drei Sprünge Des Wang-Lun (The Three Leaps of Wang-Lun)
  • Wadzeks Kampf Mit Der Dampfturbine
  • Der Schwarze Vorhang
  • Wallenstein
  • Berge, Meere Und Giganten (Mountains, Seas and Giants)
  • Die beiden Freundinnen und ihr Giftmord
  • Reise in Polen (Journey To Poland)
  • Manas
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Die Ehe
  • Unser Dasein
  • Babylonische Wandrung (Babylonian Wandering)
  • Pardon wird nicht gegeben (4 Vols.) (Men Without Mercy)
  • Das Land ohne Tod
  • November 1918
  • Der unsterbliche Mensch
  • Der Oberst und der Dichter
  • Schicksalsreise (Destiny's Journey)
  • Karl und Rosa (part of November 1918)
  • Hamlet, Oder Die Lange Nacht Nimmt Ein Ende (Tales of a Long Night)
  • Die Zeitlupe
  • Aufsätze zur Literatur

External Links

  • Alfred Döblin Society (http://www.alfred-doeblin.de/) (German)
  • Collection of links from Berlin university (http://www.ub.fu-berlin.de/internetquellen/fachinformation/germanistik/autoren/multi_cde/doeblin.html) (German)
  • Döblin's Berlin novels (http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft1n39n82j/)
  • novel Berlin Alexanderplatz (http://www.stanford.edu/group/berlin/data2/CLEAN/pathways/alex/doeblin.html)
  • Döblin in Southern California (http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/arc/libraries/feuchtwanger/exiles/doblin.html)
  • Döblin links at allLearn.com (http://www.alllearn.org/er/tree.jsp?c=41835)
  • Döblin at kirijasto.sci.fi (http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/adoblin.htm)

 
 

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