Child of All Nations.

AuthorMercer, Todd
PositionYoung adult review - Brief article - Book review

Work Title: Child of All Nations

Work Author(s): Irmgard Keun, translated by Michael Hofmann

Overlook Press

Young Adult

ISBN: 9781590200995

Reviewer: Todd Mercer

Child of All Nations, (Overlook Press, 978-1-59020-099-5) written by the exiled German novelist Irmgard Keun in 1938, was recently translated into English by Michael Hofmann. It follows the hotel-to-hotel nomadism of a wide-eyed girl whose innocent misun-derstandings of adult situations create humor in the midst of grimness. The first-person narrator is the daughter of an...

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