Paperback. Categories. Es liegen 0 Rezensionen und 0 Bewertungen aus Deutschland vor, Entdecken Sie jetzt alle Amazon Prime-Vorteile. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. Try again. Übersetzen Sie alle Bewertungen auf Deutsch, Lieferung verfolgen oder Bestellung anzeigen, Recycling (einschließlich Entsorgung von Elektro- & Elektronikaltgeräten). The plot takes place over a very short timescale but the characters and back-story are filled out by reminiscences on the part of the central character and narrator, Susanne, or ‘Sanna’. Irmgard Keun: Child of All Nations When the reliable Penguin Classics imprint thinks a new translation of a 1938 German novel has enough potential to be issued in hardback, I have to pay attention. Irmgaud Keun (1905-1982) was an author born in Berlin, whose work was destroyed in the infamous book burnings which took place under Nazi rule. This novella length book was first published in 1937 and, very much like Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics), it tells the story of living in Nazi Germany by a German who lived there. Paperback. Keun's masterpiece, written after she had fled Nazi Germany, captures the hysteria and horror of the era with devastating vividness and redemptive humour. deutscher MwSt. Empfänger können auf jedem unterstützten Gerät lesen. April 2015. Nineteen-year-old Sanna just wants to drink her beer in peace, but that's difficult when Hitler has come to town and his motorcade is blocking the streets of Frankfurt. Irmgaud Keun (1905-1982) was an author born in Berlin, whose work was destroyed in the infamous book burnings which took place under Nazi rule. Finden Sie alle Bücher, Informationen zum Autor. This is no satirical observation but rather a diary-like account in first person from an 'average' but nonetheless compelling and very human young woman. I found this short book really superb, and considering it was first published in 1937, remarkably modern in construction. Eric D. Weitz. Keun was born in 1905 and lived in Berlin. Wiederholen Sie die Anforderung später noch einmal. In 1937, German author Irmgard Keun had only recently fled Nazi Germany with her lover Joseph Roth when she wrote this slim, exquisite, and devastating book. Susanne increasingly experiences the constrictions of the new government despite being non-political herself. Wonderfully written, don't want to put it down. Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 7. Enthält dieses Buch Qualitäts- oder Formatierungsprobleme? It captures the unbearable tension, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no other novel. Buy After Midnight (Penguin Modern Classics) by Keun, Irmgard (ISBN: 9780241391822) from Amazon's Book Store. Franz is also under suspicion for “talking like a Communist”. Mai 2020. Related titles. I kept turning to the copyright page, unable to believe that such a sexually and politically frank book could have been published in 1937 Germany, a time of blacklists and book burnings….Keun has an amazing gift for exposing the conflict at the heart of the average citizen, whose naivete is eventually and sometimes violently stripped away….After Midnight haunts far beyond its final page.” —NPR.com’s “Books We Like” “[Irmgard Keun’s] stunning works of literature are searing satires of life under the Third Reich in which fascist ideology is subtly and hilariously subverted, Nazi racism pilloried…The overwhelming power of Keun’s work lies in her surprisingly raw, witty, and resonant feminine voices.” —Jenny McPhee, Bookslut, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network.