(Daniel Berg’s article appeared in Exberliner, 11/12.)
For over half a century, the work of German writer Hans Fallada languished in relative obscurity outside his native country after his untimely death in 1947. But his last and most famous work has recently been rediscovered by the international literary community, garnering critical recognition and acclaim worldwide.
Jeder stirbt für sich allein (Every Man Dies Alone) is an evocative portrayal of a working-class couple’s passive struggle against the brutal inhumanity of the Third Reich through the printing of political postcards. Under the direction of Hanau native Jorinde Dröse, the Maxim Gorki Theater is presenting the first contemporary stage