Before Sex And The City There Was Bridget Jones And Before Bridget Jones Was The Artificial Silk Girl In , 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 InAnd 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, 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 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
Irmgard Keun 1905 1982 was a German novelist She is noted for her portrayals of the life of women in the Weimar Republic as well as the early years of the Nazi Germany era She was born into an affluent family and was given the autonomy to explore her passions After her attempts at acting ended at the age of 16, Keun began working as a writer after years of working in Hamburg and Greifswald.
- 216 pages
- Das kunstseidene Mädchen
- Irmgard Keun
- 03 August 2019 Irmgard Keun