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Child of All Nations: A Novel (Paperback)

by Irmgard Keun

The Second Life of Irmgard Keun 8

The German novelist Irmgard Keun's life was the stuff of fiction: she was a best-selling debut novelist at twenty-six, published a second bestseller a year later, was blacklisted by the Nazi regime and in exile by the spring of 1936. She was possessed of a spectacular talent. She managed to convey the political horrors she lived through with the lightest possible touch, even flashes of humor.