Little Man, What Now? (Google eBook)
This is the book that led to Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. The story of a young couple struggling to survive the German economic collapse was a worldwide sensation and was made into an acclaimed Hollywood movie produced by Jews, leading Hitler to ban Fallada’s work from being translated.
Nonetheless, it remains, as The Times Literary Supplement notes, “the novel of a time in which public and private merged even for those whowanted to stay at home and mind their own business."
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Little Man, What Now?User Review - Gina Rheault - Goodreads
A German "Grapes of Wrath" . Story of a happy young couple in pre-WW II Germany who lose, and lose, and lose, again. And they are not alone. Read full review
Review: Little Man, What Now?User Review - Jon - Goodreads
Stopping until I find the more recent, uncut translation, which I'm guessing will also have fewer distracting Britishisms and clumsily, literally rendered German colloquialisms. A promising and unique novel; it's a shame to have to pause. Read full review