ALLAN BLUNDEN is an acclaimed translator, specializing in German literature. He was awarded the prestigious Schlegel-Tieck prize for his translation of Erhard Eppler’s The Return of the State?
Out November 24 from Polity
On 4 September 1944 Hans Fallada was committed to the Neustrelitz- Strelitz state facility, a prison for mentally ill criminals in Mecklenburg, some seventy miles north of Berlin, where he was to be kept under observation for an indefinite period of time. His fate was entirely uncertain.