Keun, Irmgard After Midnight

ISBN 13: 9780340404294

After Midnight

3.86 avg rating
( 770 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780340404294: After Midnight
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sanna and her ravishing friend Gerti would rather speak of love than politics, but in 1930s Frankfurt, politics cannot be escaped--even in the lady's bathroom. Crossing town one evening to meet up with Gerti's Jewish lover, a blockade cuts off the girls' path--it is the Fürher in a motorcade procession, and the crowd goes mad striving to catch a glimpse of Hitler's raised "empty hand." Then the parade is over, and in the long hours after midnight Sanna and Gerti will face betrayal, death, and the heartbreaking reality of being young in an era devoid of innocence or romance.

In 1937, German author Irmgard Keun had only recently fled Nazi Germany with her lover Joseph Roth when she wrote this slim, exquisite, and devastating book. It captures the unbearable tension, contradictions, and hysteria of pre-war Germany like no other novel. Yet even as it exposes human folly, the book exudes a hopeful humanism. It is full of humor and light, even as it describes the first moments of a nightmare. After Midnight is a masterpiece that deserves to be read and remembered anew.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

IRMGARD KEUN (1905–1982) became a sensation in her native Germany with the 1931 publication of her first novel, Gilgi, when she was 21. But her second novel, The Artificial Silk Girl, landed her on the Nazi blacklist. Eventually sentenced to death, she fled the country and staged her own suicide...then snuck back into Germany where she lived undercover for the duration of the war.

Anthea Bell  is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Language Notes:

Text: English, German (translation)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Good
The book has been read but remains... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: US$ 11.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781935554417: After Midnight (Neversink)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1935554417 ISBN 13: 9781935554417
Publisher: Melville House, 2011
Softcover

9780575036567: After Midnight

Victor..., 1987
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Hodder & Stoughton General Division (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hodder & Stoughton General Division, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003369184

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 17.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Sceptre (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Cambridge Recycled Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sceptre, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. Wear to cover. Same day dispatch (Mon- Fri) from the UK if ordered by 1pm. Seller Inventory # FICT200402016

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 20.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 26.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Irmgard Keun
Published by Sceptre (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Harry Righton
(Evesham, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sceptre, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. edges rubbed, crease to corner, pages browning. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Seller Inventory # 904207

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 35.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Sceptre (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
MAD 4 BOOKS
(Wolsingham, CD, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sceptre, 1987. Paperback. Condition: UsedLikeNew. Seller Inventory # L1000633500M

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 62.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Sceptre (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
JULIES BOOKSHOP
(Consett, DURH, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sceptre, 1987. Paperback. Condition: UsedLikeNew. Daily dispatch from the UK. Seller Inventory # L1000633500J1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 62.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Sceptre (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Book Factory
(Consett, DUR, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sceptre, 1987. Paperback. Condition: UsedLikeNew. Daily dispatch from the UK. Seller Inventory # L1000633500B19

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 62.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Sceptre (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
*BIG BANG BOOKS*
(Durham, United Kingdom)

Book Description Sceptre, 1987. Paperback. Condition: UsedLikeNew. Seller Inventory # L1000633500BBB

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 62.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Keun, Irmgard
Published by Sceptre 1987-03-01 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0340404299 ISBN 13: 9780340404294
Used Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
LowKeyBooks
(Sumas, WA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Sceptre 1987-03-01, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Item is in very good condition. If supplemental codes/CDs for textbooks are required please contact us prior to purchasing as they may be missing. Photos are stock pictures and not of the actual item. Seller Inventory # DS-0340404299-2

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 88.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds