Christian Baron

  • A man of his class
  • Literature

“Even if my father sometimes drank up our last money in some dive, he might have beaten my mother bloody several times: I always wanted him to stay. But differently.”

Kaiserslautern in the 1990s: Christian Baron tells the story of his childhood, his beating father and his depressive mother. He describes what it means to grow up in poverty in this rich country. How it feels to experience male violence as a boy. What it means to become a class refugee as a youth. What remains of all the memories and how he managed to find his own way. Baron’s novel explains nothing and yet reveals much of what is wrong in our society.

Christian Baron was born in 1985 in Kaiserslautern. He studied political science, sociology and German language and literature. His articles appeared in the Rheinpfalz and Neues Deutschland; he wrote for nachtkritik, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Theater der Zeit. Since 2020 he has been working as an editor for the weekly newspaper Der Freitag.

In cooperation with the DGB Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar and the GEW Heidelberg

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