By Irmgard Keun
Sanna and her ravishing good friend Gerti could particularly converse of affection than politics, yet in Thirties Frankfurt, politics can't be escaped--even within the lady's toilet. Crossing city one night to fulfill up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and the group is going mad striving to trap a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and within the lengthy hours after nighttime Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, loss of life, and the heartbreaking truth of being younger in an period with out innocence or romance.
In 1937, German writer Irmgard Keun had just recently fled Nazi Germany together with her lover Joseph Roth while she wrote this narrow, beautiful, and devastating e-book. It captures the insufferable stress, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no different novel. but whilst it exposes human folly, the e-book exudes a hopeful humanism. it's packed with humor and lightweight, at the same time it describes the 1st moments of a nightmare. After dead night is a masterpiece that merits to be learn and remembered anew.
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Anyway, there’s no rush. They don’t talk about the name because they don’t really agree, and since they know very well that she’ll have the last word . . what’s the point? What a drag. It’s not very good timing, what with the wedding preparations. They requisitioned both bathtubs and the plastic kiddie pool for the occasion. About two in the afternoon, she puts down her shears, 25 26 Anna Gavalda she takes off her apron, and she tells them that the little one’s sleeping in the yellow bedroom. If he wakes up before she gets back, could you give him a snack?
The car cost forty-nine thousand euros, but, strangely enough, what made the man hesitate back at the dealership was mainly the cost of the registration and taxes. The wiper fluid doesn’t shoot up right on the passenger side, and it’s driving him crazy. On Monday, he’ll ask his secretary to call Salomon. For just a second he thinks about his secretary’s breasts, which are very small. He’s never slept with his secretaries. It’s vulgar, and these days it could cost you some serious money. Anyway, he doesn’t cheat on his wife anymore, not since the day he and Antoine Say entertained themselves during a round of golf by calculating just how much each of them would have to pay in alimony.
I knew she was in the kitchen. ” I said no. ” She went into her room. When she came back, she locked the door and cleared everything off the table with a sweep of her arm. It made quite a racket, thanks to some aluminum trays. She set her box of pictures down flat, and she sat down across from me. I opened it. All I saw were my hands. Hundreds of black-and-white photos of nothing but my hands.
After Midnight (Neversink) by Irmgard Keun