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. He has long been acclaimed as a major German language writer. Often on the best-seller list in Austria, he has also worked in film-making, produced experimental montage works, and created stunning large-sized books of photographs with some commentary. In associative rather than direct or pedantic fashion, these pictorial books often relate to his fiction. …

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Citation: Saur, Pamela S.. "Gerhard Roth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 August 2004; last revised 22 September 2022. [, accessed 03 October 2023.]

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