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Bernhard Schlink was born in 1944 near Bielefeld, Germany, to a German father and a Swiss mother. He grew up in Heidelberg and studied law in Heidelberg and Berlin. He is a professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law and the Philosophy of Law at Berlin's Humbolt University and a justice of the Constitutional Law Court in Bonn. Schlink has authored works in both fiction and non-fiction. Before publishing The Reader in 1995, he wrote several prize-winning mystery novels. Since its publication, The Reader has been translated into over twenty languages. His most recent literary novel was Homecoming (2008).
Guilt About the Past
Guilt About the Pa...
Bernhard Schlink

The six essays that make up this compelling book view the long shadow of past guilt as a German experience as well as a global one. Bernhard Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attache ...