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9781849163774: Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes
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'Who would have thought contemporary Central European literature could be so fun and so funny? Daniel Kehlmann is who. The young Austrian prodigy has given us a real beauty of a book, farcical, satiric, melancholic, and humane. Modern fame may have been invented in America, but nobody has dramatized its paradoxes and heartbreaks more entertainingly than the European Kehlmann does here' Jonathan Franzen.

'Riffs echo through this playful, perplexing landscape' Times.
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In the first of Fame's nine stories, the technician Ebling whose high point of the week is the Wiener Schnitzel on the office canteen menu, at last succumbs to the blandishments of the mobile phone and through an error is assigned the number of the actor Ralf Tanner. Soon he is taking Tanner's calls, making his decisions and talking to his girlfriends without any responsibility - with disastrous consequences. Other characters in Fame are the writers Leo Richter and the mortally ill Rosalie; we also see numerous staff of the mobile phone business, and even a thinly veiled version of a famous feelgood writer in his Rio Penthouse, with a gun in his mouth as he contemplates his valueless oeuvre, a title of which appears irritatingly in each chapter to console or infuriate. The main theme of the novel is switching identity amidst the effects of modern changing technology and the confusing game of deception played between reality and fiction. The characters fear obscurity, they dream of recognition and of being the inspiration for famous stories...

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  • VerlagQuercus Publishing
  • Erscheinungsdatum2010
  • ISBN 10 1849163774
  • ISBN 13 9781849163774
  • EinbandTapa blanda
  • Anzahl der Seiten304
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Verlag: riverrun, 2011