Heinz G. Konsalik

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Heinz G. Konsalik

Heinz G. Konsalik, pseudonym of Heinz Günther (May 28, 1921 – October 2, 1999) was a German novelist. Konsalik was his mother's maiden name.[1]

During the Second World War he was a war correspondent that provided many experiences for his novels.[2]

Many of his books deal with war and showed the German human side of things as experienced by their soldiers and families at home, for instance Das geschenkte Gesicht (The bestowed face) which deals with a German soldier's recovery after his sledge ran over a personnel mine and destroyed his face, and how this affected his relationship with his wife at home. It places no judgment on the German position in the war and simply deals with human beings in often desperate situations, doing what they were forced to do under German military law. Der Arzt von Stalingrad (The Doctor of Stalingrad) made him famous and was adapted as a movie in 1958. Some 83 million copies sold of his 155 novels made him the most popular German novelist of the postwar era and many of his novels were translated and sold through book clubs. He is buried in Cologne.

Selected works[edit]

  • Strike Force Ten
  • Agenten kennen kein Pardon
  • Alarm! Das Weiberschiff
  • Aus dem Nichts ein neues Leben
  • Bluthochzeit in Prag
  • Das Bernsteinzimmer
  • Das geschenkte Gesicht
  • Das Herz der 6. Armee
  • The Doctor of Stalingrad
  • Der Himmel über Kasachstan
  • Der Leibarzt der Zarin
  • Der letzte Karpatenwolf
  • Der Mann, der sein Leben vergaß
  • Der rostende Ruhm
  • Der Wüstendoktor
  • Des Sieges bittere Tränen
  • Die dunkle Seite des Ruhms
  • Die Rollbahn
  • Die schweigenden Kanäle
  • Die strahlenden Hände
  • Die Verdammten der Taiga
  • Dr. med. Erika Werner
  • Ein Komet fällt vom Himmel
  • Ein Kreuz in Sibirien
  • Ein Sommer mit Danica
  • Ein toter Taucher nimmt kein Gold
  • Eine Urwaldgöttin darf nicht weinen
  • Engel der Vergessenen
  • Frauenbataillon
  • Fronttheater
  • Ich beantrage Todesstrafe
  • Liebe am Don
  • Liebesnächte in der Taiga
  • Ninotschka, die Herrin der Taiga
  • Privatklinik
  • Schicksal aus zweiter Hand
  • Sie fielen vom Himmel
  • Strafbataillon 999
  • Viele Mütter heißen Anita
  • Wen die schwarze Göttin ruft
  • Wer stirbt schon gerne unter Palmen
  • Zerstörter Traum vom Ruhm
  • Zum Nachtisch wilde Früchte

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/04/arts/heinz-g-konsalik-78-german-novelist.html
  2. ^ p. 169 Weidhaas, Peter; Gossage, Carolyn & Wright, Wendy A. A History of the Frankfurt Book Fair Dundurn Press Ltd., 2007

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