A Guide to Berlin Discussion Questions

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Research the history of Berlin and Germany's Weimar Republic in the 1920s and compare and contrast its political, cultural, and social climate with those of Berlin in the 1930s and 1940s under Adolf Hitler.

Investigate the themes of memory and time in Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust. Compare and contrast the ways Proust conceives of memory and time with Nabokov's use of them in "A Guide to Berlin."

Investigate James Joyce's use of setting and realistic historical detail in Ulysses and compare and contrast it with Nabokov's use of them in "A Guide to Berlin."

Research the history of the Russian emigrant community in Berlin in the 1920s through the 1940s.

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