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Spurious

by Lars Iyer

A tale of philosophy and damp! This book is totally bizarre and quite surreal but oddly thought-provoking and strangely I even found it quite touching. You will either love it or hate it.

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How's it come to this?, W. says. What wrong turn did he make? He was like Dante, he says, lost in a dark forest. - 'And there you were', he says, 'the idiot in the forest'. I was always lost, wasn't I? I didn't even know I was lost, but I was lost. Or perhaps I was never lost. Perhaps I belonged in the forest, W. muses. Perhaps I am only that forest where W. is wandering, he says, he's not sure.

Parallels

The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
The Castle by Franz Kafka
 

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