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Radio Benjamin: Berlin Guttersnipe



A story about stories from the Tiergarten, a wilderness within early 20th Century Berlin. Benjamin digresses with a number of what he calls 'inlays' here, offering multiple descriptions of the same subject—the child in the city—separated by different narrators and decades. This episode also describes bark and paper boats drifting along city gutters, book shop labyrinths, childhood magic shows, and not such nice pranks with string played upon unwitting drunks.



 

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