Search Results: "Irmgard Keun"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Valuable firsthand look at daily life under Nazism as lived by 'the average, law-abiding, middle-class German who helped sweep Hitler to power and then supported him to the end.'"
An affecting, revealing memoir of girlhood in the heart of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED POPPY by Irmgard Lucht
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 1995

"Consistently aware of children's sensibilities and interests, this is picture book nonfiction at its finest. (end notes) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
German nature artist Lucht (In This Night..., 1993) has produced a lyrical, subtly informative, stunningly beautiful recreation of the life cycle of a red field poppy. Read full book review >