Stasiland: Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall

Stasiland: Stories From Behind The Berlin Wall

  • Publish Date: 2011-09-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Anna Funder
Harper Perennial
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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 Germanys communist dictatorship in these harrowing,personal tales of life behind the Iron Curtainand, especially, of life underthe iron fist of the Stasi, East Germanys brutal state security force. In thetradition of Frederick Taylors The Berlin Wall andPhilip Gourevitchs WeWish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families, Funders Stasiland isa masterpiece of investigative reporting, written with novelistic vividness andthe compelling intensity of a universal, real-life story.

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