Anna funder s stasiland demonstrates that great, original reporting is still possible. Claire tomalin, guardian books ofthe year annafunder delivers a prizewinning and powerfully rendered account of theresistance against east germanys communist dictatorship in these harrowing, personal tales of life behind the iron curtainand. Miriam suspects that her partner was killed by the stasi. For decades, the stasi, headed by erich mielke, conducted surveillance on an astonishing number of eastern german people, and sponsored a substantial network of informants. In this research study she analyzes a neglected history of everyday people from east germany through talking to. He slammed miriam for existing to him and after that she was punished to one year as well as a half in prison. Mar 24, 2016 stasiland by anna funder is an account. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The amazing stories that anna funder tells in stasiland bring to life with extraordinary vividness both the dark and the more human sides of life in the former east germany. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading stasiland. I came across anna funders book stasiland while researching germany in particular berlin from 19451990 and i have to say it is one of the best books i have read on any subject. Oct 10, 2012 anna funder gives a lecture at the university of iceland, reykjavik, on 22nd of september. Stasiland, stories from behind the berlin wall audio book.
Stories from behind the berlin wall, won the 2004 samuel johnson prize. Making the connection between history and its relevance to the lives of todays students, stage 6 topics in modern history apartheid in south africa 19601994, power and authority in the modern world 19191946, russiasoviet union 19171941 second edition, and the great war 19141919 fourth edition have been written specifically for the new nsw stage 6 modern history syllabus to help. Discover more authors youll love listening to on audible. Stories from behind the berlin wall audio download. Stasiland bears an interesting resemblance to several of the works of w. Anna funder recounts these survivors tales with intelligence, compassion, and humor, offering an extraordinary window of insight into life behind the wall. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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The problem if it is one with reading history, is that it can get very technical and makes for a heavy read, this however is beautifully written and a triumph in. The australian anna funder was working in television in berlin in the mid1990s when she became interested in the stasi the former east german. Nevertheless, taken with a pinch of salt, stasiland is worth reading. In his bookswhich, like stasiland, are hard to categorize, blending elements of the novel, memoir, and personal essaysebald deals with themes of memory, guilt, and trauma, often set against the backdrop of 20thcentury german history. Anna funders stasiland demonstrates that great, original reporting is still possible. There are different characters, some important and others less so. Anna funder tells astonishing stories from the underbelly of the former east germany.
What if its us audiobook becky albertalli, adam silvera. Jun 07, 2003 stasiland by anna funder 304pp, granta. Read more against the wall audiobook rebecca zanetti. Stasiland by anna funder, 9781877008917, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook. Claire tomalin, guardian books of the year meticulous and compassionate a heroic act of. Anna funder gives a lecture at the university of iceland, reykjavik, on 22nd of september. She has worked as an international lawyer and a radio and television producer. Stasiland audiobook by anna funder en listen to top 100 free. It tells the story of what it was like to work for the stasi, and describes how those who did so now come to terms, or do not, with their pasts. Stories from behind the berlin wall by anna funder.
In this research study she analyzes a neglected history of everyday people from east germany through talking to and collecting stories of witnesses. A fistful of euros dont pick of a copy of stasiland, by anna funder, if you have work to do. As her narrative builds, stasiland records heartbreaking tales of bravery and betrayal, of suffering and stoicism amid the daily chaos. Funder went to primary school in melbourne and paris. In the end, german history is too serious to be left solely to the germans. She discovers that julia has actually relocated to san francisco and is working at a feminist bookshop. Funder s proving ground around the stasi, the eastern german secret cops and also monitoring pressure. It is about individuals who resisted the east german regime. Stasiland ebook by anna funder 9780062077332 rakuten kobo. The main characters of this non fiction, history story are.
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Stasiland, by anna funder, originally published in 2002, is the true account of life in east germany during the communist regime, from 1949 to 1990. Walking through the stasi prison with a victimguide kept my emotions dancing on hot coals all night. It tells the stories of those who resisted and engaged in what has been called the most perfected surveillance state of all time. Stasiland by anna funder essay topics, sample papers. She has worked as an international lawyer and documentary filmmaker.
Browse anna funder s bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. And others who worked for its secret police, the stasi. Sebald, especially the emigrants 1992 and austerlitz 2001. Sep 26, 2018 ultimately, funder meets herr bohnsack, who helped the overseas spy service and ended up outing himself. Stasiland by anna funder overdrive rakuten overdrive. Her spouse, charlie, was later apprehended and died under questionable scenarios in a cell under the stasis watch. Anna funder stasiland audiobook free online free audiobooks. These and a hundred other tales from both the recent past and the. Funder s landowner julia had her own story to tell a kind of miriamesque story. Anna funder s international bestseller, stasiland, won the samuel johnson prize for nonfiction. Read stasiland stories from behind the berlin wall by anna funder available from rakuten kobo. Stasiland tells true stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship.
Nov 06, 2003 stasiland by anna funder thu 6 nov 2003 08. At first, funder tries to use her tv connections to study the legacy of east germany in the 1990sor, put another way, she tries to integrate her job with her hobby. When this fails, however, funder is forced to pursue her research on her own time, ultimately publishing her findings in book form instead of broadcasting them on television. There were other people who had been stasi workers or easygoing sources. Stasiland study guide from litcharts the creators of sparknotes. Abc radio podcast anna reading stasiland in episodes currently unavailable online. Stasiland anna funder national library of australia. Buy a discounted audible edition of stasiland audio cd from australias leading online bookstore. The generosity of of people to disclose such painful, sometimes humiliating experiences is a testament to the anna funder s capacity to retell and in another language. Stasiland audiobook by anna funder download audiobooks. Stories from behind the berlin wall by anna funder isbn. He is the figure who is the least dogmatic regarding socialism.
Stasiland by anna funder is a book first published in 2003. Stasiland stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. Stasiland by anna funder is a book first published in 2003 about individuals who resisted the east german regime, and others who worked for its secret police, the stasi. Her debut novel, all that i am, has won many prizes, including the prestigious miles franklin literary award.
First, funder gos to leipzig, germany, to consult with miriam weber, a female that was arrested by the stasi, extremely questioned, and also who later attempted to get away over the wall at age sixteen. Stasiland audiobook anna funder stories from behind the. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 288 pages and is available in paperback format. In 1997 she was writerinresidence at the australia centre in potsdam. Nov 24, 2010 i was hoping anna funder had written another book, but this is her only one. Ultimately, funder meets herr bohnsack, who helped the overseas spy service and ended up outing himself. It tells the story of what it was like to work for the stasi. What was one of the most memorable moments of stasiland.511 1432 819 537 830 702 407 187 453 1246 485 311 841 211 216 572 572 1121 25 965 394 72 815 778 556 970 1426 850 1360 443 7 1258 288 126 543 924 646 136 525 339 595