Re: Tomcat Murr (non-spoiler)
Posted by Sterling on 6/5/2011, 16:21:59, in reply to "Tomcat Murr (non-spoiler)"
I've just started reading it. I find it slow-going, but interesting. My copy (also Penguin Classics) has page 296. I'll let you know what is on it when I get there. Or I could fax it to you or something. |
: I've just finished our May selection, The Life and
: Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Who
: else is reading it?
: This is a delightful pair of intertwined stories in
: tended largely as a satire of academia and the
: aristocracy. Its unusual and sometimes disjointed
: structure is very reminiscent (and to some degree
: deliberately so) of Tristam Shandy and Jacques the
: In my copy, page 296 is completely blank. This appears
: to be a printing error and not a trick by the author.
: It is the Penguin Classics edition (probably the only
: English edition available). If you have that edition,
: and your page 296 is intact, please let me know. One
: of the plot lines appears to climax at that point, and
: I would love to know exactly what happened.
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