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By Irmgard Keun,Anthea Bell,Geoff Wilkes

Sanna and her ravishing pal Gerti might fairly communicate of affection than politics, yet in Nineteen Thirties Frankfurt, politics can't be escaped--even within the lady's toilet. Crossing city one night to fulfill up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the ladies' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and the group is going mad striving to trap a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and within the lengthy hours after dead night Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, dying, and the heartbreaking fact of being younger in an period with out innocence or romance.

In 1937, German writer Irmgard Keun had just recently fled Nazi Germany together with her lover Joseph Roth while she wrote this slender, beautiful, and devastating publication. It captures the insufferable stress, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no different novel. but whilst it exposes human folly, the publication exudes a hopeful humanism. it truly is filled with humor and light-weight, at the same time it describes the 1st moments of a nightmare. After hour of darkness is a masterpiece that merits to be learn and remembered anew.

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