You might think your ex is a creep. But imagine when your first great love turns out to have blood on his or her hands — lots of blood. Bernhard Schlink and "The Reader."
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Bernhard Schlink tends to focus on Germany's painful legacies, including the Nazi past and the 1970s leftist RAF terror group. On Saturday, the bestselling author turns 75.
DW interviews the internationally famous author about relationships, guilt and saying farewell. And his new book, "Abschiedsfarben," won't be his last.
As a guest of San Francisco's Goethe Institute at the Bay Area Book Festival, DW's David Levitz, host of "100 German Must-Reads" videos, reflects on his identity as an American Jew and novels on Germany's Nazi history.
Two men in the middle of a mid-life crisis. A power struggle on the shores of Lake Constance. And an ending where he who follows the rules wins, not he who defies them. Walser shows off his masterful ability to observe.
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