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Keun, Irmgard 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 109 works in 861 publications in 17 languages and 6,088 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PT2621.E92, 833.912
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The artificial silk girl by Irmgard Keun( Book )

192 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doris, a young German woman, tries to build a career as an actress in 1930s Berlin
After midnight by Irmgard Keun( Book )

132 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sanna and her ravishing friend Gerti would rather speak of love than politics, but in 1930s Frankfurt, politics cannot be escaped--even in the lady's bathroom. Crossing town one evening to meet up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Furher in a motorcade procession, and the crowd goes mad striving to catch a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and in the long hours after midnight Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, death, and the heartbreaking reality of being young in an era devoid of innocence or romance. In 1937, German author Irmgard Keun had only recently fled Nazi Germany with her lover Joseph Roth when she wrote this slim, exquisite, and devastating book. It captures the unbearable tension, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no other novel. Yet even as it exposes human folly, the book exudes a hopeful humanism. It is full of humor and light, even as it describes the first moments of a nightmare. After Midnight is a masterpiece that deserves to be read and remembered anew"--
Child of all nations by Irmgard Keun( Book )

63 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up too quickly with the approach of World War II, young Kully travels with her parents throughout the countries of Europe, sharing their struggles to stay ahead of their visa expirations and evaluating the activities of Hitler, Mussolini, and Chamberlain
Gilgi, one of us by Irmgard Keun( Book )

102 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stirring, never-before-translated story of a single, pregnant, and wickedly nervy young secretary making her way through a Germany succumbing to the Nazis. Irmgard Keun's first novel "Gilgi "was an overnight sensation upon its initial publication in Germany, selling thousands of copies, inspiring numerous imitators, and making Keun a household name--a reputation that was only heightened when, a few years later, Keun sued the Gestapo for blocking her royalties. The story of a young woman trying to establish her independence in a society being overtaken by fascism, "Gilgi" was not only a brave story, but revolutionary in its depiction of women's issues, at the same time that it was, simply, an absorbing and stirring tale of a dauntless spirit. Gilgi is a secretary in a hosiery firm, but she doesn't intend to stay there for long: she's disciplined and ambitious, taking language classes, saving up money to go abroad, and carefully avoiding both the pawing of her boss and any other prolonged romantic entanglements. But then she falls in love with Martin, a charming drifter, and leaves her job for domestic bliss--which turns out not to be all that blissful-- and Gilgi finds herself pregnant and facing a number of moral dilemmas. Revolutionary at the time for its treatment of sexual harassment, abortion, single motherhood, and the "New Woman," "Gilgi" remains a perceptive and beautifully constructed novel about one woman's path to maturity. It is presented here in its first-ever translation into English
Das Mädchen, mit dem die Kinder nicht verkehren durften by Irmgard Keun( Book )

85 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildring fra Køln under og efter 1. verdenskrig med en kvik og, for voksne ubehageligt, logisk tænkende pige, som centrum for mange overraskende begivenheder
D-Zug dritter Klasse : Roman by Irmgard Keun( Book )

37 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand, der Mann mit dem freundlichen Herzen : Roman by Irmgard Keun( Book )

30 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristische roman over een man die moeilijk nee kan zeggen maar toch van zijn verloofde af wil
Wenn wir alle gut wären by Irmgard Keun( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritzi Haberlandt liest "Das kunstseidene Mädchen von Irmgard Keun" by Irmgard Keun( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritzi Haberlandt liest "Das kunstseidene Mädchen"von Irmgard Keun
Ich lebe in einem wilden Wirbel : Briefe an Arnold Strauss, 1933 bis 1947 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritzi Haberlandt liest "Das kunstseidene Mädchen" by Irmgard Keun( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doris is young, pretty and bored, stuck in her job in a typing pool. So she flings herself into the decadent nightlife of the 1920's Berlin
Als ich Bazillenträger war by Irmgard Keun( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blühende Neurosen; flimmerkisten-Blüten by Irmgard Keun( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutschsprachige Literatur( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn wir alle gut wären; kleine Begebenheiten, Erinnerungen und Geschichten by Irmgard Keun( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand je serai grande by Irmgard Keun( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraits de ##Quand je serai grande je changerai tout## aux Editions Balland. Une fillette livre à son journal intime l'épisode de la scarlatine de son petit frère et sa rencontre avec la famille Mitterdank. La description des adultes est sans équivoque, d'un réalisme lié à l'ingénuité et à l'âge du personnage
Die feinen Leute und die Pferdeäpfel : zwei Geschichten by Irmgard Keun( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich lebe in einem wilden Wirbel : Briefe an Arnold Strauss 1933-1947 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das kunstseidene Mädchen by Irmgard Keun( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grown-ups don't understand by Irmgard Keun( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in German and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The artificial silk girl
Alternative Names
Irmgard Keun Duits schrijver

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Keina, Irmgarde 1905-1982

Keun, I.

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Kojn, Irmgard 1905-1982

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Ирмгард Койн немецкая писательница и сценаристка

קוין, אירמגרד 1905-1982

コイン, イルムガルト

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After midnightChild of all nationsDas Bild der Neuen Frau im Frühwerk Irmgard Keuns : Entwürfe von Weiblichkeit am Ende der Weimarer Republik