Item description for Grand Solo for Anton (Dedalus Europe 2006) by Herbert Rosendorfer & Mike Mitchell...
When Anton L. wakes up one morning and gradually discovers that he is the only person left in the world, he accepts the situation with greater sang froid than most. Survival presents no great problems: he moves into a hotel, then into the royal palace, dining on roast venison, chocolates and champagne. Rather a shlemiel, his memories of people and places generally end in minor disasters, leading to bizarre dreams and nightmares. Finding out about people who have vaporized becomes his passion, especially when he finds himself on the possible trail of others secretly searching for The Book -- a tome that contains all knowledge, a world between two covers. He discovers it, reads it and wonders: Has the world achieved its ultimate aim? The amusing episodes are a gentle satire on modern society, yet raise the ultimate philosophical and theological questions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2007
ISBN 1903517451 ISBN13 9781903517451
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More About Herbert Rosendorfer & Mike Mitchell
Herbert Rosendorfer was born in Germany in 1934. His first nHerbert Rosendorfer was born in Germany in 1934. His first novel Der Ruinenbaumeister (1969) was a critical and commerciovel Der Ruinenbaumeister (1969) was a critical and commercial success, and is regarded by many critics as one of the maal success, and is regarded by many critics as one of the masterpieces of German twentieth-century fiction. It was publisterpieces of German twentieth-century fiction. It was published in English by Dedalus in 1992 as The Architect of Ruinsshed in English by Dedalus in 1992 as The Architect of Ruins. This was followed by Stephanie in 1995, which was shortlis. This was followed by Stephanie in 1995, which was shortlisted for the Shlegel-Tieck Translation Prize. Letters Back toted for the Shlegel-Tieck Translation Prize. Letters Back to Ancient China is the most commercially successful of his no Ancient China is the most commercially successful of his novels. Mike Mitchell's translation was awarded the Schlegel-Tvels. Mike Mitchell's translation was awarded the Schlegel-Tieck Translation Prize in 1997. ieck Translation Prize in 1997.