Impressions of Africa
The long-awaited new translation of the most dazzling and unclassifiable work of fiction in any language.
In a mythical African land, some shipwrecked and uniquely talented passengers stage a grand gala to entertain themselves and their captor, the great chieftain Talou. In performance after bizarre performance—starring, among others, a zither-playing worm, a marksman who c...more
The story doesn't really begin until the tenth chapter, where it is explained why the gala with all it's performances and trappings occurred. After the pr ...more
It is also the works of a mind fascinated by the science and techniques of his times but at the same time of a vivid and unbridled imagination. The result has all the charm of a ...more
Spent quite a while scratching my head, not a big fan of surrealism it seems.
It was one of the dullest and most painful reading experiences i have had in quite some time.
The rest of the work is a flashback which explains each of the previous scenes you didn't care about. The convoluted sequence of events with ...more