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Refresh and try uknown. As she worried about what she felt as the lack of awareness, care and insight in the US on the nature of Nazism, her journalistic instincts were triggered and her research on the regime resulted in this fictional account. Foreign publications followed quickly, including a Dutch translation, later confiscated by Nazis, and a German one, published in Moscow.

Story magazine’s entire printing afdress contained the page short story sold out quickly. The Reader’s Digest reprinted it, subsequent publication in book form notched up sales of 50, and it was immediately banned in Germany.

She had a huge and eclectic reading library – modern novels, classics, histories and science. A series of fictional letter A rediscovered classic, originally published in and now an international bestseller. InTaylor married the American sculptor John Rood. View all 48 comments.

Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

The story is told entirely in letters between them, from toMartin writes about the “wonderful” Third Reich and a man named “Hitler. If I were to tell you that a novel made up entirely of letters, just 54 pages long eight of them kresskanncame with a New York Times Book Review plaudit on its cover judging it “the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction”, you might think it the mother of all hype.

The ending took me by surprise addresd 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.

His business partner, Max, a Jew, remains in the States to keep the business going. I immediately put it on hold at my library and read it as soon as I got home.


Kathrine Taylor

The narrative consists of a series of letters exchanged between Max, a Jewish man living in California, and Martin, his German business partner and close family friend, recently returned to Germany; and this correspondence takes place shortly before Hitler takes power. Rediscovered after Address Unknown’ s reissue, Taylor spent a happy final year signing copies and giving interviews until her death at age View all 8 comments.

Remarkably, despite the multitude of testimony and first-person accounts of life under Nazism with which we’ve been deluged since its first publication, this old, slim fiction manages to smuggle us across time and space into one eloquent tale of perfidy. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

I found out after reading about Kathrine Kressmann Taylor online that there was a movie made in and the ending is changed up a bit. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

It is the most effective indictment of Nazism to apper in fiction. He becomes frantic to learn her fate. I was skeptical about the claims made about the book, including the front co I am updating this because it referenced a review that is no longer available on GR. I’d never heard of the book before but she rarely gave books five stars so I was intrigued. I had told him how I’ve had difficulty sitting down and reading a book since law school, and how I often listen to audio books while I’m walking instead.

Their correspondence shows how political ideology is played out on the personal plane.

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The story was subsequently translated into 20 languages, with the French version sellingcopies. Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor. Jun 24, Jaksen rated it it was amazing.

I recommend that everyone read this. Germany is still in a depression following its defeat in World War Iand this situation is the soil from which Nazism’s influence grows.

Publisher’s Weekly Address Unknown serves not only as a reminder of Nazi horrors but as a cautionary tle in light of current racial, ethnic, and nationalistic intolerance. The letters refer to “our grandmother” and imply that Martin is also Jewish. She was a Jewish woman in San Francisco at the time it was published, and she was an avid reader. The book finally appeared in Germany inand was reissued in Britain in Max reluctantly agrees, but asks for a last time desperately for help from his former friend.


Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, She has written three books krsssmann several short stories. FromTaylor taught humanitiesjournalism and creative writing at Gettysburg Collegein Pennsylvania, and, when Elliot Taylor died inlived as a widow.

When it first appeared in Story magazine inAddress Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Nov 29, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: From kerssmann letters unfolds a powerful and finely written short story documenting the disintegration of their longstanding friendship by the slithering down from liberalism into opportunism, ideological blinding and cowardice, ending up in cruelty and bitter, cold-blooded revenge.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Paperback 64 pages Dimensions x x 7. I know I’m buying one. The governor comes by to get his opinion on judicial appointments and whatnot, and in his prime, he was called “the prince of torts. Shed new light on kreessmann favorite books with BrightSummaries. Taylor wrote specifically to counter American ignorance about what was happening in Europe, so her book’s reissue is timely.

Max continues to write regardless when his own sister, Griselle, an actress in Berlin, goes missing.

Letters of transit

Kathrine Taylor met him through the mediation of the FBIwhich taylof investigated the young German after his defection to the United States.

Retiring inshe moved to FlorenceItaly and wrote Diary of Florence in Floodinspired by the great flood of the Arno river in November of that year.

He becomes frantic aedress learn her fate. About Kathrine Kressmann Taylor Kathrine Kressmann Taylor was an American author known mostly for Address Unknown, which is credited with exposing, early on, the dangers of Nazism to the American public.