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Paolo Febbraro On Writing The Diary of Kaspar Hauser

Paolo Febbraro On Writing The Diary of Kaspar Hauser

There’s a lot I could say about The Diary of Kaspar Hauser. I know the book came into the world after a dear friend of mine, perhaps in 1993, persuaded me to watch a famous Werner Herzog movie, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser. I also know that I started to pen the first idea of my work two years later, in June 1995. I recall how the movie’s sequence of events replayed in my mind, and I began to write, in verse, lines which in fantasy I attributed to the main character

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