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The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki
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it was amazing

This is truly a strange and fun book. Written by a very eccentric Pole around the turn of the 19th century, it recounts a whole slew of frame tales set in 16th century Spain. It moves very quickly. At one point the narratives are nested 4 deep (a story within a story within a story within a story). It has Vampires and compulsive dueling, a wordless romance communicated exclusively through the making of colored inks, a calculus of morality and wisdom, and a vast conspiracy theory of European history. Whimsical, funny, erotic. Great book!
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April 1, 2008 – Shelved

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