In order to commemorate the centennial of the founding of the Weimar Republic, Caroline and I are hosting a readalong of Berlin Alexanderplatz during German Literature Month 2019. Döblin’s tale is one the seminal novels (if not the seminal novel) of that era.
We will discuss the novel over 4 weeks and we are intending to send out discussion questions a week in advance of each date. You can answer these or post your own thoughts, entirely as you please. If you’re intending to participate, please leave a comment and your email below.
The schedule is as follows. (Each section is circa 100-140 pages in the NYRB classics edition.)
Saturday 9.11.2019 Chapters 1-2
Saturday 16.11.2019 Chapters 3-5
Saturday 23.11.2019 Chapters 6-7
Saturday 30.11.2019 Chapters 8-9