With its first presentation in English, Irmgard Keun's revolutionary and audacious 1931 novel about a little shopgirl who dared should now find the wider audience it fully deserves.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…