Robert Menasse


Robert Menasse has established himself in the German-language world as a  major novelist, literary critic and political and social theorist of his generation. His works include the trilogy Wings of Stone, Meaningful CertaintyReverse ThrustThe Expulsion from Hell and collections of essays such asDullness is Kin to Power.

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Sunday, 1 March 2009

Alessandro Piperno’s books have been described as post-Primo Levi literature. His novel,The Worst Intentions, is an irreverent description of 3 generations of a rich Jewish family from Turin.

With his Don Juan de la Mancha -a vivid portrait of the post-’68 generation -Robert Menasse, one of the leading voices in Austrian literature, is more entertaining and facetious than ever.

Both share the same ironic outlook on life, sex and families.

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