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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Review: The DrinkerUser Review - Yarb - Goodreads
Headlong tale of alcoholism and the inexorable degradation it entails. Spare prose, but not simply a sodden sob-story; this is a book about Germany as well as about booze. Read full review
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