Berlin, 1989: Sex, Drugs, and the GDR

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Bryce Jones , Ohio State University Newark
Contemporary German and foreign authors differ when writing historical fiction set in 1989 Berlin. The city, portrayed by foreign authors, is filled with depravity, which is mirrored by dirty environmental conditions. Similar issues are brought up by German authors, but reversed, revealing a less ominous atmosphere in Germany’s capital.