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Little Man, What Now? (by Bruno Miccio)


Eight years ago, the deserving Sellerio publishing house, republished Hans Fallada's book, released in 1932, which told the story of a young salesman, his wife and their child; a family like many of the petty bourgeoisie which found itself grappling with the growing economic difficulties and with the specter of unemployment in Germany where the rise to power of Hitler was imminent. Behind the seemingly simple plot - coping with everyday life, with growing poverty, with the uncertainties of the future in a mixture of helplessness and resignation - there was the dramatic social framework at a crucial moment in the history of Germany.

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