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Franklin, 1969

Fiction by Ayana Mathis
From the novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Fresh Air

by Susan Bernofsky
Thomas Mann and the literature of contagion

The Subject Shouldn’t Change

A brief interview with Claudia Rankine about whiteness

Left Alone

by Lois Banner
Greta Garbo's search for solitude

The Engineer’s Art

by Tom Conley
Surveying the origins of the French cartographic imagination

The Flattening Kurve

by Wolf Schäfer
Why has Germany done so well in the fight against coronavirus?

Pandemic Nostalgia

by Dominic Boyer
Learning about longing from a seventeenth-century medical dissertation

Stuck Inside

by Amanda Anderson
Rumination in the time of coronavirus

This is the online edition of the Berlin Journal. A Magazine from the American Academy in Berlin

Publisher: Daniel Benjamin

Editor: R. Jay Magill, Jr.

Managing Editor: Tony Andrews

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