Hans Fallada

Hans Fallada


Born
in Greifswald, Germany
July 21, 1893

Died
February 05, 1947

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Hans Fallada, born Rudolf Wilhelm Adolf Ditzen in Greifswald, was one of the most famous German writers of the 20th century. His novel, Little Man, What Now? is generally considered his most famous work and is a classic of German literature. Fallada's pseudonym derives from a combination of characters found in the Grimm fairy tales: The protagonist of Lucky Hans and a horse named Falada in The Goose Girl.

He was the child of a magistrate on his way to becoming a supreme court judge and a mother from a middle-class background, both of whom shared an enthusiasm for music and to a lesser extent, literature. Jenny Williams notes in her biography, More Lives than One that Fallada's father would often read aloud to his children the works authors i
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Every Man Dies Alone

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4.23 avg rating — 18,025 ratings — published 1947 — 109 editions
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Little Man, What Now?

3.98 avg rating — 2,770 ratings — published 1932 — 80 editions
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The Drinker

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4.04 avg rating — 1,415 ratings — published 1944 — 54 editions
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Wolf Among Wolves

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4.14 avg rating — 428 ratings — published 1937 — 31 editions
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Short Treatise on the Joys ...

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3.91 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Der Alpdruck

3.77 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1947 — 22 editions
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Iron Gustav: A Berlin Famil...

4.15 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 1938 — 18 editions
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A Small Circus

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3.51 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1931 — 20 editions
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Once a Jailbird

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3.96 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1934 — 26 editions
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Ein Mann will nach oben: Di...

4.06 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1953 — 18 editions
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“As it was, we all acted alone, we were caught alone, and every one of us will have to die alone. But that doesn’t mean that we are alone.”
Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone

“Not that she's a political animal, she's just an ordinary woman, but as a woman she's of the view that you don't bring children into the world to have them shot.”
Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone

“It doesn't matter if one man fights or ten thousand; if the one man sees he has no option but to fight, then he will fight, whether he has others on his side or not.”
Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone

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