Hans Fallada

A Stranger in My Own Country by Hans Fallada

A Stranger in My Own Country by Hans Fallada

If Mein Kampf is one dictator’s racist, dogmatic manifesto, then A Stranger in My Own Country is one German citizen’s sardonic rebuttal. Translated by Allan Blunden and edited by Jenny Williams and Sabine Lange, Hans Fallada’s A Stranger in My Own Country is a memoir describing the life of a writer under the Nazi regime. While imprisoned in 1944, Fallada hand wrote the manuscript using abbreviations, writing in between lines, and flipping pages upside down to keep the text as illegible as possible lest it be confiscated.

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