A young man's novel
His most autobiographical work. After a childhood as an orphan, Joshua tackles a stormy adolescence: love, ideas, society. Then the death of others and soon, the specter of his own: he is consumptive. An exalted sensitivity twisted in him all the keys given to him to open the doors of the world. He was looking for faces and finds only masks. Neither debauchery nor alcohol will quench his thirst for tenderness and the absolute. Written in the middle of the Great War, this fake autobiography of one of the greatest modern German writers will not be published until after his death. Through the strength of the writing, the dazzling violence of the images and its prophetic vision, this is one of Klabund's masterpieces and an unforgettable book. It is also an image of the convulsions of the short-lived Weimar Republic, which preceded Nazism. The tone is prophetic. The visionary Klabund clearly announces the imminent Time of Contempt and anti-Semitism.
180 pages | ISBN: 9782914388238