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The Kangaroo Chronicles by Marc-Uwe Kling
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Evidently a classic in Germany, The Kangaroo Chronicles is joyous absurdist literature. It ventures some humble philosophizing on nationalism, atheism, nihilism, and the like, but what I enjoyed the most was how the author plays around with narration and the substance of storytelling. For instance, when the translator makes a footnote that he will be identifying the kangaroo as a "he" even though the author originally simply used "it" the kangaroo responds in it's own footnote "I refuse to be classified!" For me, this book is a reminder of how totally fun (and then, abruptly, sagacious) absurdist writing can be.

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Reading Progress

October 20, 2016 – Started Reading
October 26, 2016 – Finished Reading
October 31, 2016 – Shelved
October 28, 2020 – Shelved as: favorites

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