The Drinker

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The Drinker (German: Der Trinker) is a novel by German writer Hans Fallada, first published posthumously in 1950.

Fallada began the novel (his third), 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".[1]


  1. ^ "How did we miss these?". The Observer (London). 2007-09-02. p. 5 (Review). Retrieved 2014-10-21.