Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011
Berlin: City of Stones (Book One)
Size: 100 MB Pages: 284
Berlin is the title of a comic book series created by Jason Lutes and published by Black Eye Productions and then Drawn and Quarterly. Planned as a series of 24 magazines, it describes life in Berlin from 1928 to 1933, during the decline of the Weimar Republic. In 2005, Time chose it as one of the 100 best English language, graphic novels ever written.
The first eight issues were compiled into a book titled Berlin: City of Stones, published in 2000. It starts with Marthe Müller, an art student, arriving in Berlin. One story arc details the start of her life in Berlin, focusing on her relationship to journalist Kurt Severing. A second story line describes a working class family which breaks up due to differing political views, the mother eventually joining the communists with their daughters, while the father takes their son to the Nazis. The book ends with the massacre of 1 May 1929, the International Workers Day (known in German as Blutmai).