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erich kästner

Fabian – The Story of a Moralist

This Weimar Candide (burnt by the Nazis and bowdlerized when first published in English) is made available here for the first time in an intact English translation.

The author (1899–1974) is best known for his Emil and the Detectives and his satirical verse.


‘crisp, elegant and ironic… Fabian is both funny and painful’


‘graceful, vivid and distinguished… a little masterpiece of pathos and calamity

New Statesman

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