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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun

The Artificial Silk Girl - Irmgard Keun

I don't get it.  How on earth is this could this book be "hailed by the feminists?"  The narrator is vapid and only seems interested in pursuing relationships with men to get things, namely clothes, accessories, and money.  I really didn't like the stream-of-consciousness / diary style either, and I kept questioning how true to the original this translation was, given some of the awkward phrasing.