Address Unknown

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 19, 2011 - Fiction - 64 pages
A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 --

and now an international bestseller.

Address

Unknown


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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User Review  - margaretfield - LibraryThing

short read, two friends sending letters back and forth between US and Germany just before WWII. Something kind of great how it articulates the descent from friendship to antisemitic hate. Read full review

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User Review  - vlcraven - LibraryThing

Originally published in 1939, this slim book carries the weight and impact of a novel five times its size. A fictional correspondence between an American Jew and a German follower of Hitler with a gasp-worthy ending. 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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