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An Unending Landscape
An Unending Landscape is a subtle, humorous, mind-bending novel about the origins and fates of three different manuscripts. The first is an autobiographical sketch concerning an Estonian writer’s old schoolmate, now a government official, who is trying to recruit our narrator to spy on his fellow citizens. The second, composed by the hero of the first, is a fictionalized ( ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 2012 by Dalkey Archive Press
(first published January 1st 1997)
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Mixed feelings. Some great passages, but the multiple re-tellings of the story didn't really add up for me. I'm aware that I probably missed a lot of the post-modern self-referential significance, but wasn't convinced that trying to untangle it was going to repay the effort.