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If Anne Frank were alive today, she would have just turned eighty-one; instead, she died in the Nazi's Bergen Belsen concentration camp when she was only fifteen. Her diary, which had received as a 13th birthday gift, was rescued, returned to her father Otto Frank, and published in Germany and France in 1950. In this revelatory book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose notes that the diary as we know it is a carefully shaped work of art: From radio broadcasts, Anne knew that Dutch officials in exile were already planning to create a documented history of German oppression once the war was ended. Prose's attentive reading of Frank's revised Secret Annexe journal entries discloses the care their author paid to her work of art. A stirring reappraisal of a teenage writer's undying legacy. Now in paperback.