Coffee and Cigarettes : Scenes from a Writer's Life

Coffee and Cigarettes : Scenes from a Writer's Life

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Ferdinand von Schirach

Category: Fiction Short Stories

Publication date: 5/11/23

Publisher: Baskerville

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 224 pages

Weight: 338

Dimensions: 145 x 224 x 24

Marvellously unpredictable . . . by the end of the book you wish it was twice as long' (Daily Telegraph)How does the legacy of a family past shape who we are?Ferdinand von Schirach is one of Germany's most eminent criminal defence lawyers and an internationally bestselling crime writer. He is also the grandson of Baldur von Schirach, leader of the Hitler Youth movement. In Coffee and Cigarettes, his most personal book, von Schirach confronts his family history, through autobiographical vignettes and short stories drawn from his life and career. From conversations with imprisoned clients, great writers and supreme court judges; meditations on art, film, writing and smoking; to reflections on Germany's heavy history, Coffee and Cigarettes is a portrait of the author, and our modern world, depicted in von Schirach's signature cool and incisive prose. Revealing, revelatory and thought-provoking, these essays confirm von Schirach as one of the most inimitable writers in Europe today.