( March 28, 1924 – March 22, 1969) was an Austrian
novelist and poet. He won great success for his first novel ''Moos auf den Steinen
'' (''Moss on the Stones''). This was later adapted into a film. Fritsch's second novel, 'Fasching'(Carnival) was published in 1969, the year in which Fritsch committed suicide.
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