It is considered one of the most important and innovative works of the Weimar Republic. In a 2002 poll of 100 noted writers the book was named among the top 100 books of all time. Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz tells of the losers of the modern age, of those who have nothing or who have to bravely defend what little they do have.
Scene of historical events. Berlin Alexanderplatz, novel by Alfred Döblin, published in 1929. It appeared in English under the original title and as Alexanderplatz, Berlin.