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Hans Fallada is a pseudonym of Rudolf Ditzen, who was born in Greifswald, Germany, in 1893. Many of Fallada's works, including the posthumously published The Drinker, were about his life, which was rife with addictions and instability. Another subject of his works was his homeland Germany. Earlier works, including international bestseller Little Man, What Now?, show a Germany that would allow itself to become a Nazi nation under Hitler. Later works deal with the aftermath and guilt of this decision. He died on February 5, 1947, in Berlin. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Every Man Dies Alone… (more)
Every Man Dies Alone 3,518 copies, 161 reviews
Little Man, What Now? (Author) 968 copies, 27 reviews
The Drinker (Author) 422 copies, 13 reviews
Wolf Among Wolves 324 copies, 5 reviews
Nightmare in Berlin 179 copies, 7 reviews
Once a Jailbird 176 copies, 1 review
A Small Circus 167 copies, 2 reviews
Iron Gustav 119 copies, 2 reviews
Ein Mann will nach oben 77 copies, 2 reviews
Damals bei uns daheim 64 copies, 1 review
An Old Heart Goes A-Journeying 43 copies, 1 review
Geschichten aus der Murkelei 39 copies, 1 review
Heute bei uns zu Haus 25 copies, 2 reviews
That Rascal, Fridolin 23 copies, 3 reviews
Once We Had A Child (Author) 20 copies
Der Jungherr von Strammin (Author) 18 copies
Aquest cor que et pertany (Author) 15 copies, 2 reviews
Liefde en puin 13 copies
Der ungeliebte Mann (Author) 12 copies
Wolf Among Wolves, Vol. 2 10 copies, 1 review
Wolf Among Wolves, Vol. 1 (Author) 10 copies
Erzahlungen 8 copies
Obras 2 copies
Kleiner Mann, Was Nun? {video} 2 copies, 2 reviews
Ltenweihnachten (Author) 2 copies
Marerittet 1 copy
2005 1 copy
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Hans Fallada's life story reads like an outsized novel. Before World War II, his novels were international bestsellers and his first big success Little Man, What Now? (1933) was adapted into a Hollywood movie. After the rise of the Nazis to power that year, his work was banned from being sold outside Germany. He refused to join the Nazi party and was arrested by the Gestapo; although released, he was regularly interrogated by the Nazis about his writing. He refused to flee the country. The pressure took its toll and as he resorted to drugs and alcohol for relief; he was eventually imprisoned in an asylum for the criminally insane. He survived and was freed at the end of the war. But he was a shattered man and died in 1947 at age 53. He remained a popular writer in Germany after his death, but outside his own country he faded into obscurity for decades. Then in 2009, American publishers began reissuing his works in translation and his talents were rediscovered.
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