An international bestseller, Klaus Kinski's memoir has become a cult classic, telling the story of his fascinating life, from his tortured, poverty-stricken childhood in prewar Berlin to his rise to international stardom as a film actor. This is not a book for the squeamish. Disturbingly violent, sexual, and despairing, it is the autobiographical confession of an eternally restless man. It is the life story of Klaus Kinski, the superb screen actor who died in With graphic detail, Kinski narrates his excessive sexual exploits and fanatical adoration of his son.
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Substantially rewritten, expanded and retranslated, this volume supersedes the late actor's All I Need Is Love. Kinski, who died in , had a richly deserved reputation as one of the bad boys The man's writing is just as flamboyant and exaggerated as his acting was.
The penultimate egoist, this book reads like a ploy to perpetuate his image, or the image he would like everyone to regard He also published poetry and was a poetry magazine founder. Neugroschel was born in Vienna on January 13, He moved to Europe and returned to New York six years later where he became a literary translator. Neugroschel died on May 23, in Brooklyn, N. He was Klaus Kinski. Acting would raise him from squalid poverty to international celebrity.
It would send him from Old World Europe to fast-and-loose Hollywood, from the back lots of Hong Kong's movie factories to the deepest jungles of Africa. To maintain his lifestyle and satiate his creative needs, he appeared in more than films, anything from schlock Hollywood comedies to classics such as Aguirre and Fitzcarraldo. His Casanovian pursuit of sex, beginning as a child with his sister and on through countless liaisons - from Moroccan prostitutes to the rich and famous - is chronicled in graphic detail.
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It was withdrawn from publication then, after the author's death, retranslated, retitled, and republished in as Kinski Uncut: The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski. When the edition was published, Klaus Kinski 's daughter, Nastassja Kinski , sued her father for libel but the lawsuit was quickly withdrawn. In the book Herzog on Herzog , Werner Herzog describes the book as "highly fictitious", and that Kinski did not grow up in abject poverty. The book is written entirely in the present tense, and rarely gives temporal references. It is divided into five chapters:. Chapter One describes his early life up to his discovery of sex and his outrageous desire for it. Chapter Two deals with his short career in the military, his first theatre experiences and successes, his entrance into an insane asylum.