Work Title: Child of All Nations
Work Author(s): Irmgard Keun, translated by Michael Hofmann
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...