November 1918: A German Revolution

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November 1918: A German Revolution
Cover of the first edition of the first volume
Author Alfred Döblin
Original title November 1918, eine deutsche Revolution
Country Germany
Language German
Genre Historical novel
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)

November 1918: A German Revolution (German: November 1918, eine deutsche Revolution) is a tetralogy of novels by German writer Alfred Döblin about the German Revolution of 1918–1919.[1] The four volumes—Vol. I: Bürger und Soldaten (Citizens and Soldiers), Vol. II Verratenes Volk (A People Betrayed), Vol. III, Heimkehr der Fronttruppen (Return of the Frontline Troops), and Vol. IV, Karl und Rosa (Karl and Rosa)—together comprise the most significant work from Döblin's period of exile (1933–1945). The work was highly praised by figures such as Bertolt Brecht, and critic Gabriele Sander has described the tetralogy as representing the culmination of Döblin's work in the genre of the historical novel.[2]


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012. ; "". Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Sander 2001, p. 208


  • Sander, Gabriele (2001). Alfred Döblin (in German). Stuttgart: Reclam. ISBN 3-15-017632-8. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Dollenmayer, David B. The Berlin Novels of Alfred Döblin: Wadzek's Battle with the Steam Turbine, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Men Without Mercy, and November 1918. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. Print.
  • Hofmann, Klaus. "Revolution and Redemption: Alfred Döblin's November 1918." The Modern Language Review, Vol. 103, No. 2 (Apr., 2008), pp. 471–489.