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

Label
The artificial silk girl, Irmgard Keun ; translated by Kathie von Ankum ; introduction by Maria Tatar
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Main title
The artificial silk girl
Oclc number
663952507
Responsibility statement
Irmgard Keun ; translated by Kathie von Ankum ; introduction by Maria Tatar
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