The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr (Paperback)
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The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction), (translator)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 29/04/1999
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Tomcat Murr is a loveable, self-taught animal who has written his own autobiography. But a printer's error causes his story to be accidentally mixed and spliced with a book about the composer Johannes Kreisler. As the two versions break off and alternate at dramatic moments, two wildly different characters emerge from the confusion - Murr, the confident scholar, lover, carouser and brawler, and the moody, hypochondriac genius Kreisler. In his exuberant and bizarre novel, Hoffmann brilliantly evokes the fantastic, the ridiculous and the sublime within the humdrum bustle of daily life, making The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr (1820-22) one of the funniest and strangest novels of the nineteenth century.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140446319
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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“The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr together with a fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper”

This book is about a cat called Murr. Murr is an autodidact and has written his autobiography on top of a story about the composer Johannes Kreisler. The two have been spliced together creating a dream-like frenzy... More

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