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Hans Keilson

Hans Keilson
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Hans Keilson is the author of Comedy in a Minor Key and The Death of the Adversary. Born in Germany in 1909, he published his first novel in 1933. During World War II he joined the Dutch resistance. Later, as a psychotherapist, he pioneered the treatment of war trauma in children. He died in 2011 at the age of 101.

Hans Keilson

©JURGEN BAUER

Hans Keilson

1944 Diary

Hans Keilson; Translated from the German by Damion Searls
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"[1944 Diary] is a deeply personal account, made even more remarkable that it was written during World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust . . . A moving and fascinating read." —Library...

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Life Goes On

Hans Keilson; Translated from the German by Damion Searls
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published when the author was just twenty-three, Life Goes On was Hans Keilson's literary debut, an extraordinary autobiographical novel that paints a dark yet illuminating portrait of Germany...

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Comedy in a Minor Key

Hans Keilson; Translated from the German by Damion Searls
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A penetrating study of ordinary people resisting the Nazi occupation—and, true to its title, a dark comedy of wartime manners—Comedy in a Minor Key tells the story of Wim and Marie, a...

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The Death of the Adversary

Hans Keilson; Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed "adversary" whom he watches...

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