A Small Circus

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Penguin, 2012 - City and town life - 577 pages
It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a fortune. In Kruger's bar, the farmers are plotting their revenge on greedy officials.

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First published in German in 1931 and loosely based on the author's experience as a newspaper reporter, Fallada's bleak political comedy is as relevant—and rich—as ever in Hofmann's supremely ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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