Zundel's Exit

Zundel's Exit

by Markus Werner
     
 

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Scrounged from his notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Zündel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent... At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. First his tooth falls out in

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Scrounged from his notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Zündel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent... At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. First his tooth falls out in the sight of other travelers, then he finds a severed finger in a restroom on a train. In fact, Zündel seems on the verge of falling to bits, as do his words, thoughts, wife, and world--will there be anything left, and anyone to hold the pieces? Zündel's Exit is a Chaplinesque comedy of disintegration, never knowing if it's coming or going.

Dalkey Archive Press

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Like Flaubert's Bouvard and Pecuchet, or Beckett's Murphy, or the high-pitched monodrama of the impasse we get in Buster Keaton, Zündel's Exit gorges on the limit point of madness, of fidgeting hands and heads and hearts punished by the sclerosis of cramped conditions... Zündel's Exit arrives in English... thirty years too late yet right on time.

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ISBN-13:
9781564789211
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
01/09/2014
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
384,195
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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