More Lives Than One: a Biography of Hans Fallada

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Hans Fallada was a drug addict, womanizer, alcoholic, jailbird and thief. Yet he was also one of the most extraordinary storytellers of the twentieth century, whose novels, including Alone in Berlin, portrayed ordinary people in terrible times with a powerful humanity. This acclaimed biography, newly revised and completely updated, tells the remarkable story of Hans Fallada, whose real name was Rudolf Ditzen. Jenny Williams chronicles his turbulent life as a writer, husband and father, shadowed by mental torment and long periods in psychiatric care. She shows how Ditzen's decision to remain in Nazi Germany in 1939 led to his self-destruction, but also made him a unique witness to his country's turmoil. More Lives Than One unpicks the contradictory, flawed and fascinating life of a writer who saw the worst of humanity, yet maintained his belief in the decency of the 'little man'.

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Jenny Williams is Senior Lecturer in German at Dublin City University. She has worked on Fallada's life and writings for many years. Her biography is based on published and unpublished sources, including family letters and interviews.

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A major contribution to our understanding of literature and politics in the tumult of interwar Germany -- Harold James A masterpiece of biography * Choice (USA) * Informative and engaging * The Times Literary Supplement * Williams's life is astute, rigorously researched and engrossing -- John Dugdale * Guardian * Williams's reading of Fallada's work is superb, her engagement with Ditzen and his family and friends uncanny. A calmly authoritative biography -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *

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