NASSAUER, RUDOLF (1924–1996), German-born poet and novelist. From a wealthy family of German Jews, Rudolf Nassauer was, by profession, a wine merchant as well as a writer. He wrote Poems (1947), and an ambitious novel, The Hooligan (1960), a powerful, imaginary picture of concentration camp life. The victim's search for power over the aggressor is also the theme of The Cuckoo (1962). In 1947 he married the well-known British novelist Berenice *Rubens. They were divorced in 1967.
[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]