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The Voice Imitator by Thomas Bernhard
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Bernhard works best expansively. The journalistic voice here allows little fever or rage to squeak through, though I love the attacks on Austria toward the end. (For full disclosure, I am 1/8 Austrian and have visited that "common hell" twice.) Maybe this is Bernhard's homage to newspapers, which he read with an appetite not likely to be encountered again in even the greasiest hour at the Sacher. I only laughed out loud once. The elevator full of pushy Egyptian Baudelairians had fallen.
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