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Keun, Irmgard 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 143 works in 1,009 publications in 16 languages and 7,857 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  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 )

209 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,235 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 )

143 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 850 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 )

69 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 808 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, eine von uns : Roman by Irmgard Keun( Book )

106 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publicada en 1931, esta primera novela de Irmgard Keun es el penetrante retrato de una mujer que intenta abrirse camino en una época marcada por el ritmo acelerado de la metrópolis y las turbulencias económicas y políticas. Un retrato de una sociedad y del despertar a la edad adulta y a la responsabilidad de una joven
Das Mädchen, mit dem die Kinder nicht verkehren durften by Irmgard Keun( Book )

71 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommer 1918: Mit den Augen eines zehnjährigen Mädchens erleben wir, wie der Krieg zu Ende gehtWie in "Kind aller Länder" geht es in Irmgard Keuns erstem Exilroman, der 1936 erschien, um ein junges Mädchen mit eigenem Kopf, verrückten Ideen und einer Menge Problemen.Das größte davon ist Fräulein Knoll, die Lehrerin der phantasievollen Drittklässlerin. Fräulein Knoll findet ihre Streiche gar nicht lustig, erteilt einen Tadel nach dem anderen und, als das alles nicht hilft, ein generelles Umgangsverbot. Fortan muss das Mädchen auf ihre Freunde verzichten. Zum Glück erweist sich ihr Vater Victor, ein recht erfolgloser Geschäftsmann, als begnadeter Spielgefährte. Mit seiner selbst konstruierten Wasserbombe vom Balkon aus Fräulein Knolls Haupt zu treffen, ist aber keine gute Idee und verschärft die Lage eher noch. Und das Leben im Krieg ist beschwerlich genug. Der Kupfertopf wurde für die Kanonenproduktion requiriert, Lebensmittel sind knapp, der Nachbar hat im Feld einen Arm verloren, das Mädchen muss Steckrüben stehlen und begibt sich in große Gefahr. Mit einem Brief an den Kaiser möchte sie schließlich für Frieden sorgen. Irmgard Keun gelingt es in diesem Roman erneut, kindliche Unschuld und frühreife Einsicht zu einer komisch-anrührenden Verbindung zu führen - mit einem leichten Erzählton, der doch alle Abgründe erahnen lässt
D-Zug dritter Klasse : Roman by Irmgard Keun( Book )

42 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristische roman over een man die moeilijk nee kan zeggen maar toch van zijn verloofde af wil
Gilgi, one of us by Irmgard Keun( Book )

5 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 117 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
Wenn wir alle gut wären by Irmgard Keun( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kind van alle landen : roman by Irmgard Keun( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De angsten en zorgen van een schrijversgezin tijdens de nazi-tijd vlak voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog worden beschreven door het tienjarige dochtertje
Fritzi Haberlandt liest "Das kunstseidene Mädchen von Irmgard Keun" by Irmgard Keun( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 71 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 )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte aus der Weimarer Republik 1931-1933 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte aus der Nachkriegszeit und der Bundesrepublik 1946-1962 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte aus NS-Deutschland, Texte aus dem Exil 1933-1940 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bad example by Irmgard Keun( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als ich Bazillenträger war by Irmgard Keun( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1962 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das WerknBand 2 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das WerknBand 3 by Irmgard Keun( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The artificial silk girl
Alternative Names
Irmgard Keun deutsche Schriftstellerin

Irmgard Keun Duits schrijfster

Irmgard Keun écrivaine allemande

Irmgard Keun escriptora alemanya

Irmgard Keun escritora alemana

Irmgard Keun escrivana alemanda

Irmgard Keun German writer

Irmgard Keun scrittrice tedesca

Irmgard Keun tysk författare

Irmgard Keun tysk skribent

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Ирмгард Койн немецкая писательница и сценаристка

Койн, Ирмгард 1905-1982

קוין, אירמגרד 1905-1982

コイン, イルムガルト

Languages
German (624)

English (44)

French (20)

Danish (17)

Dutch (17)

Spanish (16)

Swedish (6)

Italian (6)

Polish (4)

Hebrew (3)

Finnish (2)

Japanese (2)

Arabic (2)

Russian (2)

Latvian (1)

Catalan (1)

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