All I Need Is Love

Klaus Kinski, Author Random House (NY) $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-394-54916-3
This impressionistic autobiography by an actor probably best known in the U.S. as the father of movie actress Nastassja Kinski provides an in-depth look into the psyche of a performing artist. Born into grinding poverty in Poland, Kinski was forced into the WW II German army at 16 and taken a prisoner of war. Later, he more or less drifted into acting. But at this point in the tale the emphasis changes to the author's search for love, which more cynical readers may see as a search for sex. Kinski evidently never met a woman he didn't want to take to bed and it seems that no woman ever had any objections. His quest for love was twice rewarded, but in both cases his loves ended sadly. This is a memorable, powerful memoir. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/03/1988
Release date: 11/01/1988
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