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Works by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor. Germany is still in a depression following its defeat in World War Iand this situation is the soil from which Nazism’s influence grows. uknnown

Their correspondence shows how political ideology is played out on the personal plane. Jun 01, Flannery rated it it was amazing Recommends kresamann for: Address Unknown was performed as a kdessmann play in France,in Israel from where it still runs and at the Promenade Theater in New York in This left the boys like him and the old men to work in the l One of my supervising attorneys is 88 years old.

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Griselle is Jewish and at one point her production takes her to Berlin, perhaps one of the most unsafe places for a Jew during World War 2, what with Nazi occupied Germany. Martin asks Max to stop but Max sends more and more letters with pseudocodes until he finally destroys Martin.

Sembra un libro illuminato, precursore: Jun 24, Jaksen rated it it was amazing. A series of fictional letter A rediscovered classic, originally published in and now an international bestseller. Kathrine Kressmann moved to San Francisco after graduating from the University of Oregon in and worked as an advertising copywriter. Subjects Fiction Literature Historical Fiction.

Taylor’s published writings encompass 21 works in publications in 18 languages and 2, library holdings. Variety A marvel of a tale, with an “Oh, wow” ending. You go to a democratic Germany, a land with a deep culture and the beginnings of a fine political freedom. About a year later, he gave me this book.

The novel recounts the story of Ktessmann Hoffmann, a addresz German Christian and son of a Lutheran pastor. In Israel, the Hebrew edition was a best-seller and was adapted for the stage.


The letters refer to “our grandmother” and imply that Martin is also Jewish. In a time of growing racism, populism and fascism in many countries, I would like to see this small book read much more; it is an antidote against adress evils – and it sets an example that indeed individuals can fight back the Nazis or similar regimes and their followers; maybe not all is lost as long as people are aware that they are usually not completely powerless and can sometimes fight back with success.

For the artist and sculptor, see Katherine C Taylor.

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For the actress, see Katherine Taylor. He is a victim of the times and political circumstances in which he is entangled; he is a weakling and coward; he has too much to lose and he loves his wealth which he likes to show off a little bit too much – the combination of these characteristics make him the perfect Nazi follower and tool of their policy – just as millions of others that would have been in all probability decent persons and good friends, were it not for the specific circumstances in which they lived.

The ending took me by surprise and that’s all I’ll say about that–the story went somewhere I had no idea it was going to go and I had to sit back and wonder whether what I was feeling was valid or disgusting.

This is an incredibly fast read. Max continues to write regardless when his own sister, Griselle, an actress in Berlin, goes missing. InTaylor married the American sculptor John Rood. They are not only business partners but best friends. When asked why she wrote this book, Kressmann Taylor tells a firsthand story in the foreword about German friends of hers who’d lived in the US but were only visiting after moving back to Nazi Germany.

Letters of transit

Katherine Kressmann Taylor — “A woman who shocked America” with her little book lived to age 93 years. The story is told entirely in letters between them, from toMartin writes about the “wonderful” Third Reich and a man named “Hitler. It is revealed earlier in the book that Martin and Griselle had had an affair before the events of the book take place. Retrieved 5 February Martin writes about the “wonderful” Third Reich and a man named “Hitler.


As both the editor and her husband deemed the story “too strong to appear under the name of a woman”, she took on the pseudonym Kressman Taylor, which she used for the rest of her professional life. You could murder [someone] by writing letters to him. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. She said that after seeing this she could not help but wonder how seemingly normal people could become so warped and that she “began researching Hitler and reading his speeches and the writings of his advisors.

Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide. Poi la deriva che prende, quella dell’ occhio per occhiomi vede totalmente in disaccordo.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. When the German returns home in things happen, relationships alter, and history overlays and rewrites friendships in unthinkable ways.

Really, I just suggest it be read. Martin responds on bank stationery less likely to be inspected and tells Max his sister is dead. Back to book list. It was among the first literary works, which uncovered the true face of Nazi Germany to Americans. Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor is the compelling tale of a friendship that is lost at the hands of Nazi Germany.

I immediately put it on hold at my library and read it as soon as I got home.