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The Drinker

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Informationen zum Autor Prior to WWII! the novels of German writer Hans Fallada (born Rudolf Ditzen) were international bestsellers. But when Jewish producers in Hollywood made his 1932 novel! Little Man! What Now? into a film! the rising Nazis began to take note of him. By the end of World War II he'd suffered an alcohol-fueled nervous breakdown and was in a Nazi insane asylum! where he nonetheless managed to write--in code--the brilliant subversive novel! The Drinker. After the war! Fallada went on to write Every Man Dies Alone! but he died in 1947 of a morphine overdose! just before it was published. Klappentext This astonishing! autobiographical tour de force was written by Hans Fallada in an encrypted notebook while he was incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum. Discovered after his death! it tells the tale--often fierce! often poignant! often extremely funny--of a small businessman losing control as he fights valiantly to blot out an increasingly oppressive society. In a brilliant translation by Charlotte and A.L. Lloyd! it is presented here with an afterword by John Willett that details the life and career of the once internationally acclaimed Hans Fallada! and his fate under the Nazis--which brings out the horror of the events behind the book.

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Authors Hans Fallada
Assisted by A. L. Lloyd (Translation), Charlotte Lloyd (Translation)
Publisher External catalogues UK
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 02.02.2017
EAN 9781911545026
ISBN 978-1-911545-02-6
Series Melville House
Melville House
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Zwischenkriegszeit, Zwischen den Weltkriegen (1919 bis 1939 n. Chr.), Klassische Belletristik, Fantasyliteratur, Deutsche Belletristik / Roman, Erzählung, Englische Belletristik / Roman, Erzählung, Vorkriegszeit (Zweiter Weltkrieg)

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