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Keun, Irmgard 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 130 works in 524 publications in 5 languages and 5,098 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Creator, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PT2621.E92, 833.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Irmgard Keun
The artificial silk girl by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doris, a young German woman, tries to build a career as an actress in 1930s Berlin
Child of all nations by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 464 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
Das kunstseidene Mädchen : Roman by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
47 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in German and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doris ist Sekretärin bei einem zudringlichen Rechtsanwalt. Sie will nicht mehr tagaus, tagein lange Briefe tippen, sondern ein Star werden. Sie will in die große Welt, ins Berlin der Roaring Twenties... Irmgard Keun hat Doris' kunstseidene Abenteuer >>naiv und brillant, witzig und verzweifelt, volkstümlich und feurig<< beschrieben (Hermann Kesten). Bunte Unterhaltung in Verbindung mit satirischer Zeitkritik--eine seltene Einheit
Gilgi, eine von uns : Roman by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
61 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in German and English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nach Mitternacht : Roman by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
29 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Mädchen, mit dem die Kinder nicht verkehren durften by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
58 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humoristisch vertelde episoden uit het leven van een klein meisje dat steeds de verkeerde dingen doet, meestal met de beste bedoelingen
After midnight by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
9 editions published between 1938 and 1987 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After midnight by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 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"--
D-Zug dritter Klasse : Roman by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
10 editions published between 1938 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kind aller Länder : Roman by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
15 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in German and English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ferdinand, der Mann mit dem freundlichen Herzen : Roman by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
21 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wenn wir alle gut wären by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilgi, one of us by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 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
The bad example by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wenn wir alle gut wären; kleine Begebenheiten, Erinnerungen und Geschichten by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
13 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als ich Bazillenträger war by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das kunstseidene Mädchen : Roman ; mit Materialien by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blühende Neurosen; flimmerkisten-Blüten by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
4 editions published in 1962 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Mädchen mit die Kinder nicht verkehren durften by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
2 editions published in 1936 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die feinen Leute und die Pferdeäpfel : zwei Geschichten by Irmgard Keun ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.22 for After midn ... to 0.95 for Faschismus ...)
Alternative Names
Keina, Irmgarde, 1905-1982
Keun, I.
Kojn, Irmgard 1905-1982
Ḳoyn, Irmgard 1905-1982
קוין, אירמגרד 1905-1982
コイン, イルムガルト
Languages
German (326)
English (37)
Estonian (2)
Danish (2)
Russian (1)
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