Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (Paperback)

Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

By Anna Funder

Harper Perennial, 9780062077325, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2011

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"Stasiland demonstrates that great, originalreporting is still possible. . . . A heartbreaking, beautifully written book. Aclassic." --Claire Tomalin, Guardian "Books ofthe Year"

AnnaFunder delivers a prize-winning and powerfully rendered account of theresistance against East Germany's communist dictatorship in these harrowing, personal tales of life behind the Iron Curtain--and, especially, of life underthe iron fist of the Stasi, East Germany's brutal state security force. In thetradition of Frederick Taylor's The Berlin Wall andPhilip Gourevitch's WeWish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families, Funder's Stasiland isa masterpiece of investigative reporting, written with novelistic vividness andthe compelling intensity of a universal, real-life story.

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