The Drinker (Google eBook)
Written in an encrypted notebook while incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum and discovered after his death, The Drinker may be Hans Fallada’s most breathtaking piece of craftsmanship. It is an intense yet absorbing study of the descent into drunkenness by an intelligent man who fears he’s lost it all.
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - giovannigf - LibraryThing
As a teenager, Hans Fallada killed a friend in a suicide pact but only managed to wound himself, leading to the first of various stays at mental institutions. He later developed an addiction to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lilywren - LibraryThing
As Fallada's novel 'Every Man Dies Alone' is also known as 'Alone in Berlin' so should 'The Drinker' be known as 'The Narcissist'. As he tells his tale of descent into alcoholism and mental turmoil ... Read full review