Little Man, what Now?

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Academy Chicago Publishers, 1983 - Fiction - 383 pages
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"This classic 1933 novel provides a vivid picture of life in Germany just before Hitler's takeover and focuses on the lives of a young married couple who struggle to survive in the country's nightmarish economic atmosphere. Fallada captures the turmoil that engulfs Johannes and Bunny Pinneberg as they try to satisfy even their most basic needs in a society in total chaos from incredible, deadly inflation." -- Back cover.

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User Review  - Irene - Goodreads

This is a tender story of a young couple living in Germany during the economic hard times between the two world wars. We watch them slip from starry-eyed, working class youth to impoverished, crushed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This is one of my new favorite authors - a view of life in Germany before the Nazis came to power. And how the "little man" struggles so much to make it in a tough world and a tough economy. So sad, so true. Their lives only matter because they love each other. Read full review


Finneberg finds out something new about Bunny
Mother Morschel Herr Morschel Karl Morschel
A little conversation at night about love and money

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About the author (1983)

Hans Fallada is a pseudonym of Rudolf Ditzen, who was born in Greifswald, Germany, in 1893. Many of Fallada's works, including the posthumously published The Drinker, were about his life, which was rife with addictions and instability. Another subject of his works was his homeland Germany. Earlier works, including international bestseller Little Man, What Now?, show a Germany that would allow itself to become a Nazi nation under Hitler. Later works deal with the aftermath and guilt of this decision. He died on February 5, 1947, in Berlin.

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