Canthe lies of the past be compared with today’s fake news? Who is behind the figure of the Liar Baron? Did Münchhausen have other narrators as role models? And is it even possible to write a true biography of Münchausen in the end?
Tina Breckwoldt sets off in search of clues, digs up long lost cultural treasures and collects the most incredible fibs. In this way, a multifaceted story unfolds, not only of the Baron Münchhausen, but of the lie per se. It ranges from Lukian to Erich Kästner to the present day and shows the incredible triumphal procession the Baron has made on his ride on the cannonball across the world.
»Carefully researched and lively written.«
»excellently researched and entertainingly written«