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May 23, 2018

"The Discovery of Slowness"


This remarkable book, published in Germany in 1983 and English in 1987, was unknown to me until I read a recent review.

It's true to its title: it begins verrrry slowly and in fact it took me until about page 100 (of 321) to get in sync with its pace and style; from then on I was in the catbird seat. 


Certainly one of the five best books I've read so far this year.

Author Sten Nadolny — now 76 — was 41 when it was originally published 35 years ago.

The discovery of Sten Nadolny.... 

May 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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