Books by Irmgard Keun

CHILD OF ALL NATIONS by Irmgard Keun
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Poignant, especially for contemporary readers who know that far greater horrors were still to come."
An utterly compelling look at pre–World War II Germany, first published in 1938 and available in English for the first time. Read full book review >
THE ARTIFICIAL SILK GIRL by Irmgard Keun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A most worthy rediscovery."
A particularly vivid, gritty new English translation of a 1932 novel set in Berlin between the world wars, whose expatriate author (1905–82) enjoyed early critical and popular success, incurred the displeasure of Nazi censors, spent two years as the mistress of the great Austrian writer (also an expatriate) Joseph Roth, and wrote, pseudonymously, in obscurity (having returned to Germany) until her death. Read full book review >