Address Unknown

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Washington Square Press, Apr 1, 2001 - Fiction - 64 pages
A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 --
and now an international bestseller.

When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe.
A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.

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This slim epistolary novella began life as a piece in Story magazine in 1938, when its author, a young woman appalled by the isolationism of some of her friends, sought to expose the truth of Nazi ... Read full review

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Published to acclaim and impressive sales--50,000 copies--in 1938, this is one of the earliest pieces of Holocaust fiction. The epistolary novel reveals the rising tide of evil in Germany through the correspondence between two friends, one of whom is living in San Francisco, the other in Berlin. Read full review

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Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (1903-1996) was an American author known mostly for Address Unknown, which is credited with exposing, early on, the dangers of Nazism to the American public.

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