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    DescriptionThese are darkly funny, searingly honest short stories from Hans Fallada, author of bestselling Alone in Berlin. In these stories, criminals lament how hard it is to scrape a living by breaking and entering; families measure their daily struggles in marks and pfennigs; a convict makes a desperate leap from a moving train; a ring - and with it a marriage - is lost in a basket of potatoes. Here, as in his novels, Fallada is by turns tough, darkly funny, streetwise and effortlessly engaging, writing with acute feeling about ordinary lives shaped by forces larger than themselves: addiction, love, money.


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    Title
    Tales from the Underworld
    Subtitle
    Selected Shorter Fiction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans Fallada
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141392851
    ISBN 10: 0141392851
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Libri: DEUT3010
    DC23: 833.912
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Hans Fallada was one of the best-known German writers of the twentieth century. His most famous works include the novels Alone in Berlin and The Drinker. Fallada died from an overdose of morphine on 5 February 1947 in Berlin. Michael Hofmann is the author of several books of poems and a book of criticism, Behind the Lines, and the translator of many modern and contemporary authors.
    Review quote
    A powerful chronicler of human weakness shot through with hope Times Literary Supplement