Gilgi (Neversink) by Irmgard Keun,Geoff Wilkes

By Irmgard Keun,Geoff Wilkes

The stirring, never-before-translated tale of a unmarried, pregnant, and wickedly nervy younger secretary making her means via a Germany succumbing to the Nazis.

Irmgard Keun's first novel Gilgi was an in a single day sensation upon its preliminary e-book in Germany, promoting hundreds of thousands of copies, inspiring a variety of imitators, and making Keun a family name—a attractiveness that used to be in simple terms heightened while, many years later, the nervy Keun sued the Gestapo for blockading her royalties.

The tale of a tender lady attempting to identify her independence in a society being overtaken by means of fascism, Gilgi used to be not just a courageous tale, yet progressive in its depiction of women's matters, even as that it used to be, easily, an soaking up and stirring story of a dauntless spirit. Gilgi is a secretary in a hosiery enterprise, yet she does not intend to stick there for lengthy: she's disciplined and impressive, taking language periods, saving up cash to move overseas, and thoroughly keeping off either the pawing of her boss and the other lengthy romantic entanglements. yet then she falls in love with Martin, a captivating drifter, and leaves her activity for family bliss—which seems to not be all that blissful-- and Gilgi reveals herself pregnant and dealing with a couple of ethical dilemmas.

Revolutionary on the time for its remedy of sexual harassment, abortion, unmarried motherhood, and the "New Woman," Gilgi is still a perceptive and wonderfully developed novel approximately one woman's route to adulthood. it's offered right here in its first-ever translation into English.

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Gilgi (Neversink)

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