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Reading Zettel’s Traum: Week 17, pp. 158-171

“[M]y homeland is literature”, declares Pagenstecher. This definitely holds true for Arno Schmidt as well. Zettel’s Traum as, among other things, an encyclopedia of Schmidt’s voracious reading gives us ample proof of how comfortable its author feels navigating the wide variety of literary works … Continue reading

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Tooth Worm (Neguijón) by Fernando Iwasaki

It is my firm conviction that Patrick Süskind’s Perfume gave rise to a new sub-genre of the historical novel. I am not sure it is within my remit to give it an accurate definition or characterise it with the appropriate scholarly … Continue reading

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