The Drinker

Novel by Hans Fallada


The Drinker is a novel by German writer Hans Fallada, first published posthumously in 1950.
Fallada began the novel, in 1944, when he was imprisoned in a criminal asylum for the attempted murder of his wife. It is autobiographical, in diary form, and tells the story of a man in the grip of alcohol. Beryl Bainbridge called it "both shocking and original".

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