Wasserman, Jakob

(1873–1933)
   German novelist. Wasserman strove for a fusion of German and Jewish culture and was opposed to a separate Jewish identity, but changed his views when the Nazis burnt his books. Among his well- known novels were Caspar Hauser (1928; German original 1908), The Goose Man (1922; German original 1915), The World’s Illusion (1920; German original 1919) and The Mauritius Case (1929; German original 1928). He published an autobiography, My Life as German and as Jew (1933; German original 1921).

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