Little Man, What Now?

Little Man, What Now?

Hans Fallada

This is the book that led to Hans Fallada’s downfall with the Nazis. The story of a young couple struggling to survive the German economic collapse was a worldwide sensation and was made into an acclaimed Hollywood movie produced by Jews, leading Hitler to ban Fallada’s work from being translated.

Nonetheless, it remains, as The Times Literary Supplement notes, “the novel of a time in which public and private merged even for those whowanted to stay at home and mind their own business.”

Link to Hans Fallada’s Hebrew Facebook page

Little Man, What Now? - In the press

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Little Man, What Now? - Reviews

“Yossifia Simon’s translation makes for a smooth reading, and the pleasure from Fallada’s story – in spite of the gloomy characters and tragic situations – is guarante...

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Massa Aher

“In spite of the depressing circumstances in which the story takes place, this novel is captivating and very satisfying.”

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Amir Schwartz, Parents and Children Magazine


Graham Greene

“Fallada deserves high praise for having reported so realistically, so truthfully, with such closeness to life.”

Herman Hesse