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Comfortable among the clouds

Joseph Roth’s What I Saw captures his impressions and observations as he wanders Berlin in the years between the two World Wars. He re-constructs the city before the reader’s eyes. But it’s very much his Berlin – one moment a hard reality of stone and traffic, the next a floating world of dizzying shapes and elusive symbols.

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Between the lines

Despite the Cold War editorial shadow play, much of what Encounter published seems thoughtful, considered and independent, and certainly bears reading today.

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