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The Loser

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The improbable, and strangely sympathetic, hero of The Loser is Hans Winterschild, who was born just in time to reach manhood in the Hitler years. His father was a colonel in WWI; his brother-in-law is an SS officer. Hans falls in love with a 16-year-old prostitute -- a sad, lost creature who will affect Hans' life forever.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published 1994 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1960)
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(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

(In autumn 2012 CCLaP auctioned off a first-edition copy of Peter Ustinov's The Loser through its rare-book selling service []. Below is the description I wrote for its listing.)

Don't let anyone tell you any different -- Peter Ustinov was a great writer. And the reason some might
I read this a very long time ago and loved it... wonderful stuff "he drank from the fountain of knowledge without ever questioning the taste."
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THE LOSER. by Peter. Ustinov (1964)
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Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, was a British actor, writer and dramatist.

He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter.

A noted wit and raconteur, he was, for much of his career, a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits, as wel
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