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Publisher Description

Brief, absurdist, elliptical, exaggerated - interspersed with fragments of the world's greatest sonnets - City of Gustav revisits, fictively and fantastically, Europe before modernism, the theory of relativity, and the World Wars. Gustave M. the aphorist, a tragic artist-philosopher in the tradition of Hegel and Blake, has shut himself away in his flat, devastated by the infidelity and suicide of his fiancée, Princess Rachel Blanbekin IX, a highstrung heiress blackmailed by Gustave's friend, the medical student, Lars. After twenty years, Rachel's daughter Sophia (released from a nunnery into ownership of her estate, Toursenreve) has commissioned Lars to steal from Gustave the aphorisms that, rumor has it, he has written in the mother-of-pearl diary that belonged to her as a little girl. The theft of the diary rouses Gustave into a burlesque world of anarchy, crime, and nihilism that (paper-thin) is all too transparent to the transcendent.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
十月 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1
Page
PUBLISHER
Lulu.com
SIZE
1
MB

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