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Publisher Comments:

When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown was an immediate social phenomenon and artistic sensation. The novella's penetrating focus afforded an unprecedented vision of the horror and grief wrought by the Nazi regime, and within a mere ten days, every issue of Story had been snatched up, copies were circulating around the world, and Kressmann Taylor had become an overnight literary legend. Published in book form by Simon & Schuster a year later, Address Unknown sold fifty thousand copies — an astronomical figure for the time.

Reissued by Story Press five years ago, in the midst of a dark resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe, Kressmann Taylor's work has already riveted a new era of readers. Now available for the first time in trade paperback, this series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, spans a mere sixty-four pages, but its searing tale speaks volumes.

Review:

"Address unknown serves not only as a reminder of Nazi horrors but as a cautionary tale in light of current racial, ethnic, and nationalistic intolerance." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This modern story is perfection itself. It is the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Address Unknown is a tale already well known and profoundly appreciated by members of my generation. It is to our part in World War II what Uncle Tom's Cabin was to the Civil War." Kurt Vonnegut

Review:

"A marvel of a tale, with an 'Oh, wow' ending." Variety

Review:

"The story is akin to the sly plot twists of O. Henry. Believe me, Address Unknown will leave you breathless with admiration." Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Synopsis:

A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 —

and now an international bestseller.

Address

Unknown

When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe.

A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.

Synopsis:

A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 — andlt;BRandgt; and now an international bestseller. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;Address andlt;BRandgt; Unknownandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When it first appeared in andlt;Iandgt;Storyandlt;/Iandgt; magazine in 1938, andlt;Iandgt;Address Unknownandlt;/Iandgt; became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe. andlt;BRandgt; A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, andlt;Iandgt;Address Unknownandlt;/Iandgt; is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.

About the Author

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (1903-1996) was an undiscovered writer before the 1938 publication of Address Unknown. She won her first writing award at age eleven, and with the prize money bought herself a set of The Book of Knowledge. Taylor went on to write three books and more than a dozen short stories, one of which was included in The Best American Short Stories of 1956. For nineteen years, she was a professor of creative writing and journalism at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she was the first woman to earn tenure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743412711
Author:
Taylor, Kathrine K
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Author:
Taylor, Kathrine Kressmann
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Germany Politics and government 1933-1945.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Trade paperback ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
97, 2001
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
(F)
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.25 x 5.25 in 3.15 oz

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Product details 64 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743412711 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Address unknown serves not only as a reminder of Nazi horrors but as a cautionary tale in light of current racial, ethnic, and nationalistic intolerance." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "This modern story is perfection itself. It is the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction."
"Review" by , "Address Unknown is a tale already well known and profoundly appreciated by members of my generation. It is to our part in World War II what Uncle Tom's Cabin was to the Civil War."
"Review" by , "A marvel of a tale, with an 'Oh, wow' ending."
"Review" by , "The story is akin to the sly plot twists of O. Henry. Believe me, Address Unknown will leave you breathless with admiration."
"Synopsis" by , A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 —

and now an international bestseller.

Address

Unknown

When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe.

A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.

"Synopsis" by , A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 — andlt;BRandgt; and now an international bestseller. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;Address andlt;BRandgt; Unknownandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; When it first appeared in andlt;Iandgt;Storyandlt;/Iandgt; magazine in 1938, andlt;Iandgt;Address Unknownandlt;/Iandgt; became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation. Published in book form a year later and banned in Nazi Germany, it garnered high praise in the United States and much of Europe. andlt;BRandgt; A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, andlt;Iandgt;Address Unknownandlt;/Iandgt; is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact.
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