Fallada's 1933 novel follows the financial woes of a young married couple living in Depression-era Germany on the cusp of the rise of the Third Reich.
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“ Fallada deserves high praise for having reported so realistically, so truthfully, with such closeness to life.” –Herman Hesse
“ Superb.” –Graham Greene
"In a publishing hat trick, Melville House allows English-language readers to sample Fallada's vertiginous variety accompanying the release of Michael Hoffman's splendid translation of Every Man Dies Alone with the simultaneous publication of excellent English versions of Fallada's two best-known novels, Little Man, What Now? (translated by Susan Bennett) and The Drinker (translated by Charlotte and A.L. Lloyd). In his probing afterword to Little Man, What Now?, Philip Brady ponders the question of why the book isn't better-known today: "Enduring success is one thing, immediate impact is something different, and clearly the immediate impact of Fallada's novel was undeniable." Given our current economic circumstances, the book may have a second chance at impact and endurance."
- New York Times Book Review
Anything writen by Hans Fallada (nom de plume) is well worth the time; "it gives one to *think*".Published 12 days ago by Evern Kay
Hans Fallada has created several masterpiece works of fiction and this is definitely one of them. Fallada
wrote of Germany during the thirties and early forties which were... Read more
It may have read better at the time given the circumstances. I just found the POV and voice rather naive sounding and insular. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eddie Russell
An interesting read that gives insight into what it was like to be a white collar worker in Berlin just prior to WWII. Read morePublished 5 months ago by dictionaryfan
Fascinating. My daughter needed to read this for a German class and Suggested that I read this too. I have always tried to envision what it was like to live in Wiemar Germany.Published 5 months ago by snarkychaser
Gissing was a master of totally depressing social realism and Fallada gives him a run for the money. "Little Man, What Now?" is an emotionally hard read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Steve
Highly readable novel set in 1930s Germany, where survival in an economic depression was extremely tough. Read morePublished 14 months ago by sally tarbox
I expect similar books to be written about American citizens' experiences in the next four to ten years. I read this great book to get a feel for what we're headed for. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Music Lover