[[ Reading ]] ➿ The Artificial Silk Girl Author Irmgard Keun – Loufanet.info

The Artificial Silk Girl Before Sex And The City There Was Bridget Jones And Before Bridget Jones Was The Artificial Silk Girl In 1931, 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 In 1933 And 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.

About the Author: Irmgard Keun

Irmgard Keun February 6, 1905 May 5, 1982 was a German author noteworthy both for her portrayals of life in the Weimar Republic as well as the early years of the Nazi Germany era from Wikipedia

10 thoughts on “The Artificial Silk Girl

  1. says:

    I am sure that I will read this book again In fact, I will probably buy a copyhopefully some entity like Folio Society will publish this gem Written in the 1930s, this book could only have been published in Europe, North American social s and sexual rep

  2. says:

    I first encountered Irmgard Keun when I read After Midnight, her critique of Nazi Germany expressed in the first person narrative of Sanna, a young German woman who doesn t overtly criticise the Nazis at all In this, Keun s first novel, the protagonist is Dori

  3. says:

    Tilli says, Men are nothing but sensual and they only want one thing And I say Tilli, sometimes women too are sensual and want only that one thing A souffl with a dash of hard liquor at its center, The Artificial Silk Girl is a sly, charming surprise an undeservedly

  4. says:

    I only recently came across this book when I became aware that an acquaintance of mine required it for a class he teaches on the Weimar Republic It is a remarkable book The narrator, Doris, is a working class girl and a bit of a ditz who narrates her story and describes her

  5. says:

    Why is this hailed as a window to pre Nazi Berlin when the narrator s observations are not especially insightful, about her environs or about the times in general Why is this hailed as feminist literature when Doris defines herself in terms of how desirable she is to men and choos

  6. says:

    Giretto in libreria, luned , pioviggina, ma la poltroncina comoda e mi faccio quattro chiacchiere con la signora Entra un signore brevilineo sui cinquanta con telefono all orecchio Prende un libro al volo, lo posa sul banco davanti alla signora, mette la mano ha solo una mano in uso in t

  7. says:

    Tilli says Men are nothing but sensual and they only want one thing But I say Tilli, sometimes women too are sensual and want only one thing And there s no difference Because sometimes I only want to wake up with someone in the morning, all messed up from kissing and half dead and without any e

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  9. says:

    There is nothing fake or artificial about the heroine of this surprising work of fiction First published in 1932 in Germany, it was followed very quickly by its English translation in 1933 It was an immediate hit for a young author s second novel praised for its pointed sense of humour as well as the underly

  10. says:

    das muss man einfach gelesen haben eine bessere beschreibung des lebensgef hls der 20er jahre gibt es nicht

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