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Invention of Curried Sausage, the (1993) [Novel]
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A bestseller in Germany, The Invention of Curried Sausage was tagged a "novella," in the original sense of the word, "a little piece of news." This is what author/narrator Uwe Timm uncovers about a popular German sidewalk food, curried sausage.

Convinced it originated not in Berlin in the fifties as generally supposed, but much earlier in his native Hamburg, Timm tracks down Lena Brücker, now living in a retirement home there. And, yes, curried sausage was her invention but it's a long story, one cajoled from her during a number of tea-time visits. It all started in April, 1945, just before the war's end when she met, seduced, and held captive a young deserter. The war was over, the lover escaped, and Lena Brücker, with remarkable ingenuity, went into business. That's where the sausage comes in!

Original title: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century
FictionGeneral FictionFood

Edition #1: The Invention of Curried Sausage

The Invention of Curried Sausage (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
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Manifested in:

The Invention of Curried Sausage (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811213684
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 217

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