Novelist Irmgard Keun – Deutsche Welle

With its allusions to sexual exploits and superficial attention to the latest fashions, Keun’s second novel has also been compared recently to the popular “Sex and The City” television series. But Keun’s “The Artificial Silk Girl” is more than just a diary of dancing and dalliances. It also contains subtle but scathing commentaries about life under the rising Third Reich.