Gerhard Roth

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Gerhard Roth's first published book relating the minute and shifting thoughts of a delusional and paranoid protagonist, die autobiographie des albert einstein [the autobiography of albert einstein, 1972], was an immediate success. He became well known as one of the avant-garde group of young Forum Stadtpark artists in his hometown of Graz, Austria, and today he is acclaimed as one of the most important living authors in the German-speaking countries. Often on the best-seller list in Austria, he also works in filmmaking. Detailed observations in his books reflect his medical training, interest in photography, and his travels to such areas as rural Austria, the United States, and Japan. Roth has published several plays and …

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Saur, Pamela S.. "Gerhard Roth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 August 2004
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