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Here in Berlin Read & Download ´ 105 Cristina García ✓ 5 characters 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

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Here in Berlin Read & Download ´ 105 Cristina García ✓ 5 characters 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. 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 resist Here in Berlin however is not full of magical realism but a series of vignettes focusing on the people of Berlin as told to a visitor who is most likely Garcia herself While not the genre I was expecting I gleaned much from reading snapshots of German people who have lived with their memories of the Holocaust for over seventy yearsGarcia at the coaxing of her friend Alfredo Franco who encouraged her to spend time in Berlin decided to spend a summer in the city While in Berlin she visited tourist sites as well as locales freuented by locals to get a feel for the city In the course of her encounters she jotted notes on each resident which would be the basis for the book Each snapshot is only a few pages in length and does not even approach short story length but readers do get a brief feel for how the city has coped with its collective pathos following World War II Normally I read memoirs and history books about the Holocaust but never from the German perspective as it is difficult for me to sympathize with her people Yet here individuals state that they were not members of the Nazis and even gentiles were targeted by the government had they chosen to support the wrong people Many Cubans ended up in East Berlin as supporters of the Soviet Union and Garcia sought out her countrymen as well The result was a wide variety of memories from inhabitants of Germany s capitalA few stories stood out for me because they represent the variety of people who make Berlin their home Djazia Alves is an eye doctor originally from Luanda the product of an African named Mae and her one night lover an unnamed Cuban soldier Mae and her daughter eventually escaped Africa and wind up in Germany Mae going through a series of lovers Djazia eventually gains independence from her unreliable mother and goes to medical school in Berlin settling in the German capital as a respectable ophthalmologist She resurfaces in other vignettes as senior citizens note their eye doctor is an African lady pointing out that even in the current climate of Europe there are perhaps few African or female eye doctors living in Germany Yet Alves appears to enjoy her life in Berlin pointing out that it is still a better existence than the one she would have had she stayed in AfricaAnother snapshot that spoke to me was Signals a story about two Russian soldiers who were sent to the Berlin front Yelena tells of how she and Raya stuck together as their were few women in their battalion and they craved female companionship A superior officer got Raya pregnant but he was killed leaving Raya to suggest that she and Yelena should become a couple and raise their children together Yelena never had children but the two women brought up Raya s son together neither choosing to marry as they dealt with the ghosts of their past Also meaningful to me was the story of a Cuban prisoner of war on a German U boat who won over the hearts of the crew and was allowed to return to Cuba rather than Germany Eventually he attended school in Germany and married a Berliner raising their children bilingually I thought that Garcia gravitated to the Cubans she encountered in Berlin as they were a reminder of the comforts of home the people choosing to commiserate with one another These encounters with other Latinos brought out the best of Garcia s Cuban culture which I am familiar with from her other books in a way that her vignettes of native Germans did not As a result the snapshots here seem as rushed as her visit to the country making me long for her earlier books which took place on Cuban soilHere in Berlin may not have been as moving to me as Cristina Garcia s earlier books but I still feel that it is a meaningful read Germans are still coping with the baggage of World War II even seventy years later While the country as a whole has been friends to the Jews individuals still feel the wrath of Nazism In her encounters with Berliners Garcia paints a picture of the city that in the 21st century is home to a vibrant immigrant culture A short book which I read in the course of a day Here in Berlin makes me long for Garcia s magical realism yet is still engaging in informing her readers of the current social situation in Germany3 stars Somebody Else Is On The Moon 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. 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 resist Here in Berlin however is not full of magical realism but a series of vignettes focusing on the people of Berlin as told to a visitor who is most likely Garcia herself While not the genre I was expecting I gleaned much from reading snapshots of German people who have lived with their memories of the Holocaust for over seventy Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide yearsGarcia at the coaxing of her friend Alfredo Franco who encouraged her to spend time in Berlin decided to spend a summer in the city While in Berlin she visited tourist sites as well as locales freuented by locals to get a feel for the city In the course of her encounters she jotted notes on each resident which would be the basis for the book Each snapshot is only a few pages in length and does not even approach short story length but readers do get a brief feel for how the city has coped with its collective pathos following World War II Normally I read memoirs and history books about the Holocaust but never from the German perspective as it is difficult for me to sympathize with her people Yet here individuals state that they were not members of the Nazis and even gentiles were targeted by the government had they chosen to support the wrong people Many Cubans ended up in East Berlin as supporters of the Soviet Union and Garcia sought out her countrymen as well The result was a wide variety of memories from inhabitants of Germany s capitalA few stories stood out for me because they represent the variety of people who make Berlin their home Djazia Alves is an eye doctor originally from Luanda the product of an African named Mae and her one night lover an unnamed Cuban soldier Mae and her daughter eventually escaped Africa and wind up in Germany Mae going through a series of lovers Djazia eventually gains independence from her unreliable mother and goes to medical school in Berlin settling in the German capital as a respectable ophthalmologist She resurfaces in other vignettes as senior citizens note their eye doctor is an African lady pointing out that even in the current climate of Europe there are perhaps few African or female eye doctors living in Germany Yet Alves appears to enjoy her life in Berlin pointing out that it is still a better existence than the one she would have had she stayed in AfricaAnother snapshot that spoke to me was Signals a story about two Russian soldiers who were sent to the Berlin front Yelena tells of how she and Raya stuck together as their were few women in their battalion and they craved female companionship A superior officer got Raya pregnant but he was killed leaving Raya to suggest that she and Yelena should become a couple and raise their children together Yelena never had children but the two women brought up Raya s son together neither choosing to marry as they dealt with the ghosts of their past Also meaningful to me was the story of a Cuban prisoner of war on a German U boat who won over the hearts of the crew and was allowed to return to Cuba rather than Germany Eventually he attended school in Germany and married a Berliner raising their children bilingually I thought that Garcia gravitated to the Cubans she encountered in Berlin as they were a reminder of the comforts of home the people choosing to commiserate with one another These encounters with other Latinos brought out the best of Garcia s Cuban culture which I am familiar with from her other books in a way that her vignettes of native Germans did not As a result the snapshots here seem as rushed as her visit to the country making me long for her earlier books which took place on Cuban soilHere in Berlin may not have been as moving to me as Cristina Garcia s earlier books but I still feel that it is a meaningful read Germans are still coping with the baggage of World War II even seventy Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide years later While the country as a whole has been friends to the Jews individuals still feel the wrath of Nazism In her encounters with Berliners Garcia paints a picture of the city that in the 21st century is home to a vibrant immigrant culture A short book which I read in the course of a day Here in Berlin makes me long for Garcia s magical realism Operation Warboard yet is still engaging in informing her readers of the current social situation in Germany3 stars

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Here in Berlin Read & Download ´ 105 Cristina García ✓ 5 characters 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. 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 terribly interesting though The premise is of a Visitor who travels the city taking photos and talking to various dwellers of the city Their stories are the short vignettes making up the book It s Berlin of course but there s a strange Cuban connection to some of their stories Garcia s roots are Cuban and we don t mind if writers work from material they re most familiar with but to me Cuba and Berlin don t fit well together because the underlying foundation of the vignettes both the book s Big Bang and original sin is World War II All narrative flows outward from that creating all the tensions and character alignments of the vignettes To me because I think one doesn t normally associate Cuba with the war unless you re thinking of Hemingway these Cuban elements within the individual stories seemed forced as if cantilevered into them to make them fit So here s the Berlin of today modern and thriving but still impacted by the destruction of 70 years ago the inhabitants the Visitor meets remembering being in thrall to a powerful ideology but also reeling from their contact with occupiers from east and west


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    Read & Download Here in Berlin Download á PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Cristina García Cristina García ✓ 5 characters 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

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    PDF FREE Here in Berlin Ì 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 it though I thought it took a while to really get going despite bein

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    PDF FREE Here in Berlin Ì 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 repair that with her daughter is

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  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Here in Berlin
  • Cristina García
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781619029590