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Architect of Ruins
Author: Herbert Rosendorfer
ISBN: 9781903517796

The Architect of Ruins is considered one of the masterpieces of 20th century German fiction. It is an archetypal Dedalus novel with its literary game-playing and story-within-a-story. Four men led by the Architect of Ruins construct an Armagedon shelter, in the shape of a giant cigar, so that when the end of the world comes they can enter eternity in the right mood, whilst playing a Schubert string quartet. They amuse themselves by telling stories, which take on a life of their own, with walk on parts for Faust, Don Juan, da Ponte, and G.K. Chesterton etc as the narrative flashes back and forth between the Dark Ages and the Modern Day, like a literary Mobius strip.

2011 Paperback 368 Pages
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