Alois Prinz, awarded numerous prizes for his insightful biographies, tells the tale of seven famous sons. Colourful stories of fathers and sons, who could hardly be more different and yet still have much in common.
Relationships between sons and fathers are often not easy – these are stories of limitations or hate, of longing for love and recognition. Tales of sons and their search for the necessary “self-will” which is usually tied to the battle against the father’s superior shadow and is capable of releasing great creative power.
Portraits of Bernward Vesper and Will Vesper, Hermann Hesse and Johannes Hesse, Klaus Mann and Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka and Hermann Kafka, Martin Luther and Hans Luther, Francis of Assisi and Piedro Bernadone, Michael Ende and Edgar Ende.