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Irmgard Keun

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Irmgard Keun was born in Berlin in 1905. She published her first novel, Gilgi--A Girl Just Like Us, in 1931. Her second novel, The Artificial Silk Girl, instantly became a bestseller. After the war, she resumed writing under the name of Charlotte Tralow, enjoying only modest success until her early works were rediscovered and reissued in the late 1970s. She died in 1982 in Cologne.

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The Artificial Silk Girl

Written by Irmgard Keun
Translated by Kathie von Ankum


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $14.95

Before Sex and the City there was Bridget Jones. And before Bridget Jones was The Artificial Silk Girl.

In 1931, a young woman writer living in Germany was inspired by Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to describe pre-war Berlin and the age of cinematic glamour through the eyes of a woman... Read more >
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The Artificial Silk Girl

Written by Irmgard Keun
Translated by Kathie von Ankum


Format: eBook, 216 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $12.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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