Christian Baron

  • A man of his class
  • Literature

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 and studied political science, sociology and German language and literature. His articles have appeared in the Rheinpfalz and Neues Deutschland; he has written for nachtkritik, NZZ and Theater der Zeit. Since 2018 he has been working as an editor for the weekly newspaper der Freitag.

In the series Think – Language – Mind


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