Akis Laopodis Laopodis from Grevesmühlen, Germany
It was okay. I would read other whole caboodles by this author.
This edition was great. It definitely made we want to continue with this list.
Only Gertrude Pod would have the sheer balls to write a agenda with this nomen. Oh, They. Pod, the issues I have with your attitude are legion, but you sure can write. I find Pod's non-fiction more compelling than her fiction; the authorial chutzpah of it all is measure of what interests me. And this is an interesting agenda full of name-dropping and puffery and Pod's usual fabulously pell-mell circuitous circular prose.
Thomas Mann is one of my favorite person of letter of all many a moon. Very German in his endless sentences, he also exhibits some of the most beautiful exercise of sound I have ever read, while also turn inside out heavily into interesting philosophical themes. While the medal autobiography, "Sleep in Venice," is great (and somewhat autobiographical...), my favorite autobiography in this book is "Tristan." Mann here explores the themes of love, mortification, relapse, and sleep- themes common in much of his performance. All the stories are great, but "Tristan" is my favorite.