November 28, 1988
265 pp (first edition)
28 November 1988
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All I Need Is Love: A Memoir is the autobiography of the German actor Klaus Kinski first published in 1988. It was withdrawn from publication then, after the author's death, retranslated, retitled, and republished in 1996 as Kinski Uncut: The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski.
All I Need Is Love Wikipedia
When the 1988 edition was published, Klaus Kinski's daughter, Nastassja Kinski, sued her father for libel but the lawsuit was quickly withdrawn. The 1988 edition was withdrawn from publication because of a copyright dispute between Random House and a West German publisher, and because Marlene Dietrich threatened to sue for libel. The book was republished in 1996 after Dietrich had died, and the second edition is more cautious naming names.
In the book Herzog on Herzog, Werner Herzog describes the book as "highly fictitious", and that Kinski did not grow up in abject poverty. Herzog also relates how he and Kinski together sought new insults to describe Herzog for the book.
The book is written entirely in the present tense, and rarely gives temporal references. It is divided into five chapters:
Chapter One describes his early life up to his discovery of sex and his outrageous desire for it. Chapter Two deals with his short career in the military, his first theatre experiences and successes, his entrance into an insane asylum. The third chapter deals with his comeback. Chapter Five deals with his marriage.
The manuscript was written in German. It was translated by the author and was published as a book in English in 1988. It was retranslated by Joachim Neugröschel and reissued in 1996 with a new title. Each edition has material omitted from the other.Kinski, Klaus (November 28, 1988). All I Need Is Love: A Memoir. Translated by Klaus Kinski. Cover artwork by Klaus Kinski (1st ed.). New York: Random House. p. 265. ISBN 0-394-54916-3. OCLC 18379547.
Kinski, Klaus (August 1, 1996) [First published 1988]. Kinski Uncut: The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski. Translated by Joachim Neugröschel (2nd ed.). New York: Viking. p. 336. ISBN 0-670-86744-6. OCLC 34322866.