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Wooff Wooff or Who Killed Richard Wagner?

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Un bref roman philosophique et humoristique, publié en 1951, qui s'appuie sur les absurdités du langage et des situations pour aborder les questions les plus essentielles.

‘For his attack on the stupidities of mankind, Mr Themerson uses so civilised a mockery that its bland, fatal edge descends with hypnotising charm.’ Dublin Magazine
65 pages
Published 1967 by Gaberbocchus Press (first published 1951)
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MJ Nicholls
A surreal parable? A surreal fable? A surreal poem? It’s surreal. That’s enough.
Jon
Jul 23, 2011 Jon added it
Polish-born Stefan Themerson, who lived in Paris and London and also made films (many with his wife) and created a new poetic genre called Semantic Poetry (prominently featured in this novel), is one of the most fascinating, albeit little-known, 20C. writers I know of and I recommend reading everything of his you can find. His books include many interlocking stories and recurring characters so the more of him you read, the better you understand his work, with its mixture of satire and surrealism ...more
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Mar 11, 2014 Runa rated it really liked it
Smart, hilarious, and verging on the absurd, I'd say the only thing Themerson's writing lacks is a bit of gracefulness (that might just be because English wasn't his first language though). His ideas are fun and original, while his writing style has that light and surreal Kafkaesque matter-of-factness. Definitely want to read more by him.
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In de eerste persoon geschreven korte absurdistische novelle vol filosofische bespiegelingen, bizarre gesprekken en met een merkwaardige, snelle plotwending aan het einde.
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Stefan Themerson was a Polish, later British poet, novelist, film-maker, composer and philosopher.

Stefan Themerson was born in Plock (Poland) in 1910, the son of a doctor. He studied physics at the University of Warsaw and architecture at the Warsaw Polytechnic. In his twenties, Stefan became well-known in Poland as an author of children’s books.

Stefan got married in 1931 to Franciszka. Between 19
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