Alfred Döblin

ALFRED DÖBLIN (1878-1956) was a prolific author of novels, plays, essays and criticism. In German literary circles he has been ranked for half a century alongside such giants as Mann, Kafka and Musil, and has been acknowledged as a teacher by Grass, Brecht and others; handsome new editions of his works appear almost every decade. To English readers he is known almost exclusively for Berlin Alexanderplatz (long out of print - a new translation is scheduled for next spring from NY Review Books).