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Old Man and the Bench
by Urs Allemann and Patrick Greaney


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According to his contract, the old man has five months to sit on his bench and reminisce about his childhood, but all that comes out are curious stories--about leprous dominos, amorous concrete towers, chaste call girls, and more. In other words: the old man twaddles on and on.  Read more...


 
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Overview

According to his contract, the old man has five months to sit on his bench and reminisce about his childhood, but all that comes out are curious stories--about leprous dominos, amorous concrete towers, chaste call girls, and more. In other words: the old man twaddles on and on. A virtuoso novel that reveals what language can do when it serves no purpose but its own proliferation, Swiss provocateur Urs Alleman's "The Old Man and the Bench" is a comedy of mangled verbosity.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781628970166
  • ISBN-10: 1628970162
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 105
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Swiss Literature

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