The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
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On the night of November 9, 1989, after months of unrest in Europe and East Germany, the checkpoints between East and West Berlin were suddenly, almost accidentally, opened, starting a process that would bring together a Europe that had been divided for thirty years.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
From The Art of the Novelp. 3
Paris Lostp. 8
From Omon Rap. 13
Petitionp. 16
From Moving Housep. 21
Nabokov in Brasovp. 26
From Waltz for Kp. 37
Report from a Besieged Cityp. 44
On Eugen Jebeleanup. 47
Poems from Secret Weaponp. 49
From Imperiump. 53
From The Towerp. 59
My Grandmother the Censorp. 66
From The Wall Jumperp. 74
Farewell to the Queuep. 80
Tower of Song: How the Plastic People of the Universe Helped Shape the Velvet Revolutionp. 89
In Picturesp. 99
The Revengep. 110
The Souvenirs of Communismp. 116
The Road to Bornholmp. 122
Regardless of the Cost: Reflections on Péter Esterházy's Revised Editionp. 132
Preface to Revised Editionp. 136
From Mandarinsp. 145
Brother and Sisterp. 153
Faraway, So Grossp. 160
From Urbancholiap. 166
That Fearp. 174
Speech at the Opening Session of the 13th German Bundestagp. 178
The Life and Times of a Soviet Capitalistp. 184
The War Withinp. 199
Any Beach But Thisp. 209
The Noble Schoolp. 222
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