Mahrya's Reviews > Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle
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Jun 19, 08

bookshelves: fictionschmiction
Recommended for: recommended to all
Read in April, 2008

A fictional biographer wrastles with hoary Teufelsdrockh's philosophy of clothes--a crazy ideology that uses clothing to explain all sorts of things about society, relationships, religion and the world. This book meanders delightfully, covering details of the clothes philosophy, Teufelsdrockh's life and the biographer's writing process. The prose is some of the most beautiful and engaging stuff I've read in awhile.
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