I’ve started my preparations for The German Literature Month by selecting some second-hand informations on the works I am about to read.
Since I’m a thoroughly unsystematic person, I will start with Peter Handke, who I intend to read in week 2.
I found this review on the web:
It’s as if Robinson Crusoe had set up camp near Walden Pond, met John McPhee and Franz Kafka, and absorbed the former’s interests and the latter’s style and sensibility. But much of the novel is a lot better than that.
I have no idea who McPhee is, but Kafka – can anyone be compared to Kafka?! And when it comes to Walden Pond, I must admit it functions as an image of heaven in my dreams these days …
It might not be a good idea to have these lines from Kirkus in the back of my head when I start reading, we’ll see …
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