The Invention of Curried Sausage by Uwe Timm

The Invention of Curried Sausage is a novella by German author Uwe Timm detailing the fictionalized invention of curried sausage in Germany, as well as describing life in Hamburg in post-war Germany. The story follows an unnamed journalist seeking to track down the recipe of curried sausage he had when he was a child. The journalist believes that this particular curried sausage recipe was the original recipe and that its creator, Lena Brücker, was the inventor of curried sausage. His search leads him to the nursing home where Lena Brücker now lived. Lena's agreement to tell the journalist the story of how she came to invent curried sausage serves as the major plot throughout the novel. Originally published in German in 1993 as Die Entdeckung der Currywurst, the book was translated into English by Leila Vennewitz in 1995. In 2008, the book was adapted to a film by the same name, directed by Ulla Wagner.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Invention of Curried Sausage[INVENTION OF CURRIED SAUSAGE][Paperback] Paperback 10010227 $22.99 $21.66 1997
The Invention of Curried Sausage Hardcover 3632936 $107.66 $1.99 1995
The Invention of Curried Sausage by Timm, Uwe, Vennewitz, Leila (1998) Paperback Paperback 12725198 $16.64 $6.65
The Invention of Curried Sausage Paperback 1507729 $8.75 $1.95 1997