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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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Candid camera

When I look through the viewfinder I am not taking a picture of something – but about something.

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Points of view

As cities become evermore dynamic and kinetic, writers have to judge their position in or around the flow of life.

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