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The author of the book: Matthias Drawe
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: September 23rd 2014
ISBN: 1508409579
ISBN 13: 9781508409571
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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"There's a great sense of humour, a true gift." --- "Hard to put down - a nicely constructed read with a good tempo." --- "Wild Years in West Berlin will make you wish you had been there!" (Reviews on Amazon.com)

We are in a squatted house in the early 80s. Every day is a battle against the elements: sometimes it's the cops looking for drugs, sometimes a bunch of skinheads smashing windows, or it's Frau Steinmöller again, the lovely neighbor from across the street; but the squatters always manage to outsmart their enemies - only "special needs" Heiner is a tough nut to crack since he just won't let go …
Adding to the supreme madness is the fact that the trials and tribulations of our brave, anarchist squatters happen on a "capitalist island," surrounded by a booby-trapped wall and an absurd communist regime.

Illustrations by Micha Strahl. Title also available in German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

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Ebook Wild Years in West Berlin read Online! Matthias Drawe grew up in a DEFA building at the border of Potsdam-Babelsberg and West Berlin. In 1970 he defected to West Berlin together with his father Hans Drawe, a former DEFA dramatist, in a spectacular escape. Risking their lives, they jumped over the Berlin Wall by using an unsecured film ladder.
At the beginning of the 1980s Drawe lived in a squatted house in Berlin-Kreuzberg, taking part in the fight for affordable housing, which provides the backdrop for his novel Wild Years in West Berlin.
In 1991 he founded Kellerkino a small art-house cinema in Berlin-Kreuzberg, which specialized in independent films and screened the early shorts of the then unknown Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who would later win an Oscar for The Lives of Others.
After having shot three independent feature films in Berlin, Drawe moved to New York City and worked from 1995 to 2010 as a journalist for DeutschlandRadio Kultur the German equivalent of NPR. Drawe's radio features from around the world were brought to life by voice actor Christian Brückner, who provides the official German voice for Robert De Niro, thereby giving German listeners the impression, that it was De Niro reporting. Currently Drawe resides in Rio de Janeiro.


Reviews of the Wild Years in West Berlin


FREDDIE

Frankly, double

NOAH

Strongly recommend

HARRIET

Poignant book.

RILEY

I was inspired by this book!

MARIA

One breath reads!




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