Books: Germans

LITTLE MAN, WHAT Now — Hans Fallada—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

There is not much plot to most men's lives, and the ending is invariably "un-happy." But few novelists attempt a complete picture of even one individual career. Since the main outline is universally identical, writers do not concern themselves so much with total similarities as with partial differences. Author Fallada's case-history is of a young German couple whose developing plight is echoed everywhere today throughout the western world; but his Teutonic tones give the well-known story a kind of foreign freshness.

Hans Pinneberg,...

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