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[Ed. note: four contributions follow.] 1) Submitted by: Benita Blessing <blessing[at]ohio.edu> For an outsider/insider perspective, there is of course the Christopher Isherwood _Berlin Stories_ series, but also Joseph Roth's _What I Saw_ - a recent re-discovery that, although not a novel, does include good discussions of the writing scene in interwar Berlin. 2) Submitted by: Dr. Deborah Vietor-Englaender <debenglander[at] hotmail.com> perhaps the Rote Eine Mark Romane, then Barrikaden am Wedding Brennende Ruhr Kämpfende Jugend etc all v. political 3) Submitted by: John Ondrovcik <ondrovc[at]fas.harvard.edu> Some good works (if only because of their tone and non-canonical status) which deal with all the major elements of Weimar political culture: _Hans Fallada, Bauern, Bonzen, und Bomben_ _Heinz Liepmann, Murder: Made in Germany_. A True Story of Present- Day Germany (I believe this is the one about a group of sailors who disembark in Hamburg, having been out to sea during the Machtergreifung and have now to come to terms with the new Germany. I could easily be confusing it with something else.) 4) Submitted by: John Abbott <jra9999[at]hotmail.com> Another title, reflecting a KPD perspective: Klaus Neukrantz's _Barricades in Berlin_ (1929; the original German title, also 1929, is _Barrikaden am Wedding: der Roman einer Strasse aus den Berliner Maitagen_).