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Guy Sajer
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Guy Sajer, the author of the autobiography, is the principle actor in the narrative. He does not provide a comprehensive biography but significant details can be gleaned from the narrative. He comes from an apparently middle class family. His father is French and his mother is German. He has brothers and sisters though their ages are not given. Sajer's father is a quiet and retiring man who is somewhat anti-German in feeling. Sajer grows up speaking French and just before the outbreak of World War II is living with his family in Wissembourg in Alsace. He is born in Paris, France; he reports his age as 17 years 9 months during the winter of 1943, indicating a birth of early 1926. Some published biographies give his birth date as 13 January, 1927. He states his weight at 130 pounds. "Sajer" is the author's mother's maiden name; his birth surname is Mouminoux. After the...

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