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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  1 review
Paperback, 131 pages
Published 2007 by Insel
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Jul 03, 2007 Irina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ironic women everywhere
Shelves: german
Mascha! How did it take me twenty-six whole years to find you? Mascha, where have you been all my life?

I think the best way to describe Mascha Kaleko is as a German-Jewish version of Dorothy Parker. They're contemporaries, and they both write clever, conversational poetry, the kind which you can consume easily and almost overlook the subtlety and beauty of the emotions they put into words.

Mascha is wistful, playful, flirtatious, urbane. After Berlin, Mascha lived in New York, at a time when sar
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Mascha Kaléko war eine deutschsprachige, der Neuen Sachlichkeit zugerechnete Dichterin.

Charakteristisch für Mascha Kalékos Arbeit ist die Großstadtlyrik mit ironisch-zärtlichem, melancholischem Ton. Als einzige bekannte weibliche Dichterin der Neuen Sachlichkeit wurde sie häufig mit ihren männlichen Kollegen verglichen, so bezeichnete man sie als „weiblichen Ringelnatz“ oder nannte sie einen „weib
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