Examines the litigation in Germany surrounding the publication of Klaus Mann's novel Mephisto. Analyzes the concepts of libel and defamation in fictional works and concludes that neither injunctive relief nor damages is appropriate because of the limited risk of injury and the potential for adverse impact on creative expression.
Ordower, Henry, Protecting Defamatory Fiction and Reader-Response Theory with Emphasis on the German Experience (1992). Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1992.