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The Artificial Silk Girl

English · Paperback / Softback

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Zusatztext “A young girl navigates interwar German society and the expectations—or lack thereof—placed upon women! in this poignant! melancholy novel from the late Keun… [This] heartbreaking story of dashed hopes is one that still has the power to affect and inspire.” — Publishers Weekly “Damned by the Nazis! hailed by the feminists ... a truly charming window into a young woman’s life in the early 1930s” — Los Angeles Times   “ The Artificial Silk Girl follows Doris into the underbelly of a city that had once seemed all glamour and promise ... Kathie von Ankum’s English translation will bring this masterwork to the foreground once more! giving a new generation the chance to discover Keun for themselves.” — Informationen zum Autor Irmgard Keun Klappentext In 1931! a young woman writer living in Germany was inspired by Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to describe pre-war Berlin and the age of cinematic glamour through the eyes of a woman. The resulting novel! The Artificial Silk Girl! became an acclaimed bestseller and a masterwork of German literature! in the tradition of Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories and Bertolt Brecht's Three Penny Opera. Like Isherwood and Brecht! Keun revealed the dark underside of Berlin's "golden twenties" with empathy and honesty. Unfortunately! a Nazi censorship board banned Keun's work in 1933 and destroyed all existing copies of The Artificial Silk Girl. Only one English translation was published! in Great Britain! before the book disappeared in the chaos of the ensuing war. Today! more than seven decades later! the story of this quintessential "material girl" remains as relevant as ever! as an accessible new translation brings this lost classic to light once more. Other Press is pleased to announce the republication of The Artificial Silk Girl! elegantly translated by noted Germanist Kathie von Ankum! and with a new introduction by Harvard professor Maria Tatar. ...

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Authors Irmgard Keun
Assisted by Katharina von Ankum (Translation), Kathie von Ankum (Translation), Kathie von Ankum (Translation)
Publisher Other press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 14.06.2011
EAN 9781590514542
ISBN 978-1-59051-454-2
No. of pages 216
Dimensions 127 mm x 205 mm x 15 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Belletristik: allgemein und literarisch, Historischer Roman, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Classics, Fiction - General

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