such are the sophistications of the global literary scene.

„I received: from The New York Review, four novels by the Swiss author Peter Stamm; from the Italian newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore, Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, in English and Italian; and from a New York publisher, a first novel, Funeral for a Dog, by the young German writer Thomas Pletzinger. The last was accompanied by some promotional puff that begins: ‚Pletzinger is German, but you wouldn’t know it from his debut, which is both wise and worldly.‘

What a wonderful insight this careless moment of blurb-talk gives us into the contemporary American mindset!“ [#]

(Auch neben diesem schönen Zitat ein sehr lesenswerter Artikel von Tim Parks)

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