Ingo Schulze

Peter Holtz

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ISBN: 978-3-10-397204-7


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Orphan to millionaire. How did it go so wrong?

Peter Holtz wants happiness for everyone. As a child, he tried living without money, made punk music based on the spirit of industrial folk songs and converted to Christianity. He fought for Christian-Communist democracy as a CDU member (East). But to his surprise, the way of the world defies all logic. The market economy rewards his altruism with riches. Had he been fighting for the wrong cause? Or was he simply fighting for the right thing on the wrong path? And above all, how can he decently rid himself of the money? Peter Holtz takes the promises of capitalism at their word. Deploying humour and poetic diction, Ingo Schulze creates a character like we have never seen before, but certainly need today, in times when the world has been turned upside down.

About Ingo Schulze

Ingo Schulze is one of the most renowned authors of his generation. His debut 33 Moments of Happiness (1995) was enthusiastically received; individual stories were published in the New Yorker. Simple Storys (1998) was a spectacular success and became curricular reading.His Own Account of A Happy Life – have been hugely successful, feature on school syllabuses and have been made into films. He has won numerous German and international awards including the Joseph Breitbach Prize, the Leipzig Book Fair Prize, the Peter Weiss Prize, the Premio Grinzane Cavour and the Bertolt Brecht Prize. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages.



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Italy, Feltrinelli
France, Fayard
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