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The Wall Jumper Summary
Peter Schneider (writer)

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The Wall Jumper Summary

Plot Summary

The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider examines life in the two halves of Berlin during the era of the Wall, showing psychological differences more profound than the physical separation. The Narrator collects the stories of a number of wall jumpers.

The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider finds an anonymous Narrator, 20 years an inhabitant of the divided city of Berlin, collecting stories about those who have illegally gone over the wall. Seen from the air, Berlin appears one, and objects of everyday life on the ground seem identical, but the East has a characteristic smell and its population looks and acts gray. West Berliners look on them like caged zoo animals. The Narrator, a frustrated writer of fiction, collects stories about people who have jumped the wall in both directions. He goes back and forth, legally, through checkpoints, gathering material.

In West Berlin, the Narrator's friend, Robert, an exiled...

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