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While I understand the significance of this story being published in lateI found it hard to believe in the characters, kressmann I never got invested in the story. What worried me most was that no one in America was aware of what was happening in Germany and they also did not care. I know I’m buying one. Her first and most famous book, “Address unknown”, was initially published by Story magazine.

When he was 14 years old, he told me, the young men of military age had all gone off to war.

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About a year later, he gave me this book. Read it in half an hour, then went back to re-read most of it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe. This practical and insightful book includes: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Address Unknown

View all 8 comments. I wonder if my mother read it. Fiction Literature Historical Fiction. It is the yearand a catastrophe is casting already its long shadows on Germany unknoen Europe. It was Taylor’s inspired conceit to tell the story of a Jew living in San Francisco and his German business partner who returns, into live in Germany, through their letters.


The governor comes by to get his opinion on judicial appointments and whatnot, and in his prime, he was called “the prince of torts.

Kathrine Kressmann moved to San Francisco after graduating from the University of Oregon in and worked as an advertising copywriter. Sembra un libro illuminato, precursore: Taylor wrote specifically to counter American ignorance about what was happening in Europe, so her book’s reissue is timely. He is a victim of the times and political circumstances in which he is entangled; he is a weakling and coward; he has too much to lose and he loves his wealth which he likes to show off a little bit too much – the combination of these characteristics make him the perfect Nazi follower and tool of their policy – just as millions of others that would have been in all probability decent persons and good friends, were it not for the specific circumstances in which they lived.

Perhaps if I hadn’t predicted the ending or something similar to itI might’ve felt differently. Kressmann Taylor, Adressat unbekannt. Max continues to write regardless when his own sister, Griselle, an actress in Berlin, goes missing. Elegantly done as a series of short letters with a brutal twist – for both writers. When asked why she wrote this book, Kressmann Taylor tells a firsthand story in the foreword about German friends of hers who’d lived in the US but were only visiting after moving back to Nazi Germany.

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One gets the distinct impression of participating in something unmediated. I honestly cannot believe that this book isn’t used in US schools and that I somehow made it 28 years without ever hearing one word about it. He decides to become a pastor himself, kessmann his ordination is denied. What is the significance of Griselle being an actress?

Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor: Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

If I were to tell you that a novel made up entirely of letters, just 54 pages long eight of them blankcame with a New York Times Book Review plaudit on its cover judging it “the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction”, you kressmahn think it the mother of all hype. Anything else I tell you will be a spoiler, so just go read it.


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Their correspondence shows how political ideology is played out zddress the personal plane. And among the plus recent translations is the first German edition. Available addresz print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. Inwhen Taylor was 91, Story Press reissued Address Unknown to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps.

I tedeschi hanno fatto cose efferate; ma rispondere con la stessa moneta ci pone irrimediabilmente sullo stesso loro identico piano. After a gap of about a month, Max starts writing to Martin at home, carrying only what looks like business and remarks about the weather, but writing as though they have a hidden encoded meaning, with strange references to exact dimensions of pictures and so on.

Griselle is Jewish and at one point her production takes her to Berlin, perhaps one of the most unsafe places for a Jew during World War 2, what with Nazi occupied Germany. She was a Jewish woman in San Francisco unkown the time it was published, and she was an avid reader. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Really, I just suggest it be read. Martin responds on bank stationery less likely to be inspected and tells Max his sister is dead.

Lo scambio epistolare una ventina di lettere, nessuna particolarmente lunga inizia il 12 novembre e si chiude il 3 marzo It was among the first literary works, which uncovered the true face of Nazi Germany to Americans.

What I discovered was terrifying.