Child of All Nations

; Michael Hofmann (Oversetter) ; Michael Hofmann (Innledning)

«A truly great read, in all the meanings of great - and funny and deft, heartening and terrible, relevant right now all over again»

Kully knows some things you don't learn at school. She knows the right way to roll a cigarette and pack a suitcase. She knows that cars are more dangerous than lions. She knows you can't enter a country without a passport or visa. Les mer
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Kully knows some things you don't learn at school. She knows the right way to roll a cigarette and pack a suitcase. She knows that cars are more dangerous than lions. She knows you can't enter a country without a passport or visa. And she knows that she and her parents can't go back to Germany again - her father's books are banned there.

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«A truly great read, in all the meanings of great - and funny and deft, heartening and terrible, relevant right now all over again»

«Hugely engaging... with room for everything - shrewdness, forgiveness, wit and loneliness - while love makes all its hopeless deals with hope»

«A delicious novel about an irreverent thirteen year old, <i>Child of All Nations</i> smokes and so does its heroine»

«Nothing short of a revelation ... I am still haunted by it»

Evening Standard

Om forfatteren

Irmgard Keun was born in Berlin in 1905. After leaving school and trying her luck as an actress, she began to write in 1929 and found instant success with her early novels, which were blacklisted by the Nazis for their 'immoral' depictions of the Modern Young Woman. From 1936 to 1938 she travelled through Europe with the writer Joseph Roth and published several novels, including Child of All Nations in 1938. Roth died in 1939 and Keun spent the war in Germany, living semi-legally under an assumed name. Following the war, she made a living writing humorous sketches for radio and magazines, published one more novel and had a daughter, whom she brought up alone. At the end of her life, her books gained a new following from a younger generation of feminists. Irmgard Keun died in 1982.

Michael Hofmann is the author of several books of poems and a book of criticism, Behind the Lines, and the translator of many modern and contemporary authors, including Joseph Roth. Penguin publish his translations of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Other Stories and Ernst Junger's Storm of Steel.