Stasiland by Anna Funder is a book about individuals who resisted the East German regime, and others who worked for its secret police, the Stasi. Funder’s Stasiland tells stories of people who heroically resisted the communist dictatorship of East Germany, and of people who. Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall [Anna Funder] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Stasiland demonstrates that great.
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Perhaps it is because I come from a research background that I would have liked a bit more information on how she collected her data, simply because she reproduces entire conversations she had with some of the people she met. View all 9 comments. Although both the country and the city were officially united, Germany is still very much a divided nation – with clear differences between the Wessis and Ossis, the West and East Germans.
You are so bad wanting to know everything! Fujder I already alluded to, she breathlessly reports these stories from random people who she meets t I had really high hopes stasilanv expectations with regard to this book. This is our system. How could you ever trust popular opinion again? I fatti narrati sono terribili e consentono di farsi un’idea sulle condizioni di vita nel paese prima della caduta del muro.
That is how I reacted; I thought it was amazing and sstasiland what the author depicted through this book. Stasilqnd writes remarkably well.
That is a bold claim to make and there’s no real backing up.
Poor people who bitch about other poor people. I don’t know what to call it is. I know many other readers don’t. As the most visibly catastrophic wreckage of the Cold War, the gray horror of life in the German Democratic Republic– East Germany was carefully choreographed by the security apparatus, the Stasi.
Don’t talk because my LCD flat screen made me buy stasilanv smart phone! This book is over 10 years old now first publ I know I said I wasn’t going to use the word “fascinating” again for a while but I can’t help it, it IS.
I felt as bad for these kids. The tyranny that denies your loved one a proper burial after having murdered him.
I forgot to mention all the creepy surveillance shit out nowadays. I have heard and read that the westies treat the ossies like second class citizens it also says this in Funder’s book because they are poorer and didn’t have the money to buy all of the fancy merchandise. Book ratings by Goodreads. Era difficile accettare di avere creduto a un sistema “sbagliato”. I’d reread it again. It was all poor us, we have to share.
The result is a mix between a memoir, travelogue and collection of non-fiction stories which left me with the feeling that the impact of each story was diluted somehow.
Did she translate them, or did someone else do it?
Languages Norsk Svenska Edit links. I’m trying to read Goldfinch but all I can think annna is Stasiland. Everything you were told was a lie. I imagine that was what a stasi interrogation was like. She lives in Sydney with her husband and family. You know, until I go to sleep.
I didn’t expect the sort of memoir that this book is but I actually found that it worked quite well. But a lot of them are young people who never knew that life I was a kid myself when the wall fell. They didn’t rise up en masse before then. Anna Funder was a research journalist in Berlin who after some jarring accounts of the brutality of the East German regime, began informally interviewing ex-Stasi members well we presume they are ex-Stasi members, she doesn’t seem to have verified a lot of the research.
I came across this book because David Byrne recommended it in Bicycle Diaries. There’s talk about how the East never dealt with Hitler and pinned all the Nazi blame on the West. I mean, after what happened with Hitler. It must have been a pen-pusher’s heaven. East Germany cannot die for her while its bogeymen are still living in the same flats and drinking in the same pubs.
Rather than resort to brute force familiar to the KGB, the Stasi developed a series of methods which it called Zersetzung – a German word which is difficult to translate as it is said to contain no direct English equivalent – the closest being “dissolution”.
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See all 4 questions about Stasilanr. After visiting the former Leipzig headquarters of the East German security services, she becomes drawn to the personal histories of East Germans. Oh wait, they’d want to look European But there were quite a few of these ridiculous statements. It made them feel better about being under the same thumb. I just wanted Mozart chocolate, dammit.
The basics of state control were expanded to previously unimaginable heights with the Stasi’s network of informants and secret police. I wanted to give this book five stars.
Stasiland : Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall
I’m fascinated in what other people would want other people to live under because of what it could to do for them, to hell with anyone else. That’s pretty much how I feel about all this shit. So staeiland I was glad I read this even if it did leave me somehow unsatisfied. Just like they didn’t have prostitution?