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  •  Each of those two is quite unique (5+ / 0-)

    The Secret Life of Saeed, The Pessoptimist has a flavor that falls between Candide, Catch 22 and Confederacy of Dunces. It is, in essence, a Palestinian Invisible Man. Funny with a sharp, sad edge, very short.

    Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr has a different magic. E.T.A. Hoffmann is famous for fairy-tales. This book has been called the first of magical realism (150 years early). It is the biography of a bourgeouis, conceited, un-self-aware tomcat, interspersed with the biography of a thoughtful romantic composer, which the cat considers wastepaper.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:41:03 PM PST

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