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White-collar Workers, Mass Culture and «Neue Sachlichkeit» in Weimar Berlin

A Reading of Hans Fallada's «Kleiner Mann - Was nun?», Erich Kästner's «Fabian» and Irmgard Keun's «Das kunstseidene Mädchen»


Deborah Smail

Contents: Berlin during the Weimar Republic - The rise of mass culture and the white-collar workers - The novels: work, leisure and relationships - The role of language - Spaces of the city - Curt Moreck's 'Führer durch das «lasterhafte» Berlin' - 'Neue Sachlichkeit' and commercial architecture.