Little Man, what Now?

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Scribe Publications, 2013 - General fiction - 354 pages
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Written just before the Nazis came to power, this darkly enchanting novel tells the simple story of a young German couple trying to eke out a decent life amidst an economic crisis that is transforming their country into a place of anger and despair. Little Man, What Now? was an international bestseller upon its release, and was made into a Hollywood movie by Jewish producers, which prompted the rising Nazis to begin paying ominously close attention to Hans Fallada, even as his novels held out stirring hope for the human spirit.
It is presented here its first-ever uncut translation, by Susan Bennett, and with an afterword by Philip Brady that details the calamitous background of the novel, its worldwide reception, and how it turned out to be, for the author, a dangerous book.

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User Review  - Neftzger - LibraryThing

An interesting read that gives insight into what it was like to be a white collar worker in Berlin just prior to WWII. This is a fictional account of two newlyweds, but it should be noted that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - lilywren - LibraryThing

This is the third book by Fallada I have read following on the heels of [Every Man Dies Alone] (or Alone in Berlin) and [The Drinker]. I have enjoyed every single one. Kudos has to be given to the ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Hans Falladawas one of the best-known German writers of the twentieth century. Born in 1893 in Greifswald, north-east Germany, as Rudolph Wilhelm Adolf Ditzen, he took his pen-name from a Brothers Grimm fairytale. His most famous works include the novels, Little Man, What Now?and The Drinker. Fallada died in 1947 in Berlin.

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