Specialty publications on
Berlin life and culture
first publication (2011)
By Reinier van Wel & Pim van Tol (eds).
In Dutch. The title translates as,
"Berlin is always Now - A Literary Addition
to your Travel guide"
Currently out of print.
A few copies are still available through the publishers directly. Please send us an email; we will contact you as soon as possible.
Dutch-language readers can find second-hand copies at bol.com
51 stories, poems, essays on the essence of Berlin spirit and culture. From Berlin-born authors. Augmented by an Introduction, Index and Location maps
"In the big city of Berlin
he was sitting at a very small table.
The city was big, even without him.
It seemed like he didn't matter
With plush all around.
Everyone was within touching distance,
and yet he was alone.
In the mirror in which he saw himself,
they were all there again,
as if that were necessary.
The room was pale of pure light.
It smelled of perfume and pastries.
He looked tensely from face to face.
He did not like what he saw.
Looked away sadly.
He smoothed the white tablecloth
and looked into his glass.
He had almost had enough of life.
What did he want from this city
that made him feel so lonely?"