The artificial silk girl / Irmgard Keun ; translated by Kathie von Ankum ; introduction by Maria Tatar

Author(s): Keun, Irmgard, 1905-1982
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Subjects: Single women--Germany--Berlin--Fiction
Berlin (Germany)--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, German (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Other Press, 2011, c2002
LC Classification: P, PT
Physical Description: xix, 194 p. ; 21 cm
Alternate Title(s): Kunstseidene Mädchen.
Additional Authors: Translator : Ankum, Kathie von
Author of introduction : Tatar, Maria, 1945-
Notes: ISBN: 9781590514542 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1590514548 (pbk.)
Translation of: Das kunstseidene Mädchen
Summary: The story of Doris, beautiful and striving, who vows to write down all that happens to her as the star of her own life story. But instead of scripting what she hopes will be a quick rise to fame and fortune as either an actress or the mistress/wife of a wealthy man, she describes a slow descent into near prostitution and homelessness. Prewar Berlin is not the dazzling and exciting city of promise it seems; Doris unwittingly reveals a bleak, seamy urban landscape
OCLC Number: 663952507
ISBN/ISSN: 9781590514542
1590514548