Emil Erich Kästner (1899 – 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives.
Emil und die Detektive, first published in 1929 is a novel for children set mainly in Berlin, by the German writer Erich Kästner and illustrated by Walter Trier. It was Kästner's first major success, the only one of his pre-1945 works to escape Nazi censorship, and remains his best-known work. The most unusual aspect of the novel, compared to existing children's literature at the time, was that it was realistically set in a contemporary Berlin peopled with some fairly rough characters, not in a sanitised fantasy world; also that it refrained from obvious moralising, letting the characters' deeds speak for themselves. Emil was the name of Erich Kästner's father (Emil Kästner).
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