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    26-Apr-2017, 21:41
    Just some quick thoughts: I'd add Heinrich Boll's short stories and most of Uwe Timm's things. Then there are "classics" like Kleist, ETA Hoffman,...
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    26-Apr-2017, 21:32
    Georges Rodenbach, Bruges-la-Morte ***00+ Not generally a fan of Symbolist writing but I have to confess the clarity and simplicitly of this one...
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    13-Apr-2017, 19:06
    OverTheMountains: I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what you wrote and my reaction to the book. It may come down to stylistic preferences at...
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    08-Apr-2017, 13:38
    I'd like to oblige you but one of the reasons I gave it a three is because I can't really think of much to say about it. Well-written, yes. The...
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    08-Apr-2017, 13:30
    tiganeasca replied to a thread Heinrich Böll in Writers
    You are exactly correct: indeed, the entire "story" takes place on one day in 1958 as the family gathers to celebrate the patriarch's 80th birthday....
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    07-Apr-2017, 16:02
    tiganeasca replied to a thread Heinrich Böll in Writers
    Having finally, FINALLY, finished Billiards, it is only fair that I weigh back in briefly. I think, in retrospect, much of my difficulty was the...
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    07-Apr-2017, 15:26
    Dezső Kosztolányi, Skylark ***00 - an interesting view of small-town Hungary at the turn of the last century Heinrich Boll, Billiards at Half Past...
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    06-Apr-2017, 13:19
    Jayan: Thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled. I look forward to my next Heinesen and would be very curious to see another perspective since I don't...
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    06-Apr-2017, 13:15
    tiganeasca replied to a thread Heinrich Böll in Writers
    I have been struggling for several weeks now with Billiards at Half Past Nine. I find it a fascinating book but the slog is difficult. I don't know...
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    31-Mar-2017, 14:01
    As my "star" rating shows, I enjoyed the Heinesen quite a bit. I found it a bit of a slog to get into it, but once in, he is a master at drawing...
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    31-Mar-2017, 00:06
    William Heinesen, The Black Cauldron ****0 The first(and only) work of Faroese literature I've ever read. Wonderful!
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