Geometric Regional Novel

German & Austrian Literature Series
Gert Jonke
Afterword by Johannes W. Vazulik

Geometric Regional Novel is an innovative satire on the process by which bureaucracy and official regimentation insidiously pervade society. In a deadpan, pseudo-scientific tone, the nameless narrator takes us on a tour of a bizarre village whose inhabitants lead such habitual, regulated lives that they resemble elements in a mathematical equation. The traditional village leaders—the mayor, the priest, the teacher—uphold the status quo with comically exaggerated attention to ceremony and trivia, and nearly every aspect of life has been codified.

Contrasting with the mathematical descriptions of village life are flashes of colorful, surrealistic writing, exemplifying the power of the imagination to counter the monotonous routines of daily life.

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Afterword by Johannes W. Vazulik
Publication: German & Austrian Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 136
ISBN-13: 9781564782311
GTIN13: 9781564782311
Publication date: 6/1/1994
Language: eng
List price: $11.50