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Helmut Krausser

Helmut Krausser

Helmut Krausser is a novelist, poet, diarist, dramaturge, composer, and screenwriter. He was born in 1964 in Esslingen. He now lives in Berlin. At various times he has worked as a night watchman, newspaper canvasser, opera extra, vocalist in a rock ‘n‘ roll band, and journalist. He has a degree in Roman archaeology. His novels Der große Bagarozy (The Great Bagarozy) and Fette Welt (Fat World) have been adapted for the screen starring Jürgen Vogel. He is also the author of UC (2003) Die wilden Hunde von Pompeji (The Wild Dogs of Pompeii, 2004) and “Strom” (Stream, 2004).

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  • A novel of obsession-only partially erotic-that spans 50 years of German history, from World War II till the fall of the Berlin Wall. Alexander von Brücken is old and dying, and as a final dramatic gesture he requests an unnamed novelist to listen to the story of his life...
    — Jul 1 2008
  • In this intriguing, disconcerting novel of unrequited love from Berlin writer Krausser (The Great Bagarozy), Alexander von Brücken, a cloistered and ailing millionaire, narrates his life to an unnamed novelist. Young Alex comes of age under Hitler and Allied air raids. His parents...
    — Jun 16 2008

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