Tuesday, July 12, 2016

the last book I ever read (Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney, excerpt five)

from Black Deutschland: A Novel by Darryl Pinckney:

Line 1, the subway from Zoo Station to Kreuzberg—then the Turkish quarter to the close to the Wall—left its tunnel and become an elevated train by the time it reached Hallesches Tor, more Isherwood territory, but nothing like it had been before the war, given how much of it had been bombed and rebuilt. Sometimes in Berlin, at the right time of day, the bleak apartment towers that I could see from the train at the raised platform of Hallesches Tor would make me think of Chicago, that dog growling at me as I walked along but unable to get at me through the fence.

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