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Walaschek's Dream [Read] ➶ Walaschek's Dream ➳ Giovanni Orelli – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Giovanni Orelli s docufictional phantasmagoria revisits a lesser known painting by Paul Klee titled Alphabet I, which features black letters and symbols scrawled over the sports page of a newspaper re Giovanni Orelli s docufictional phantasmagoria revisits a lesser known painting by Paul Klee titled Alphabet I, which features black letters and symbols scrawled over the sports page of a newspaper reporting Switzerland s victory over Nazi Germany in theSwiss National Cup This play of coincidences sets the stage for Orelli s encyclopedic portrait of European culture under Nazism, where a motley crew of philosopher peasants as well as historical luminaries like Arthur Schopenhauer, Vincent van Gogh, Viktor Shklovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva, Klee himself, and the titular footballer Eugene Walaschek all meet at the local tavern and debate the significance of Klee s work.


10 thoughts on “Walaschek's Dream

  1. Jimmy Jimmy says:

    Klee was dead He would no longer draw the interminable, the radiant, that which is irreducible to a prime number vertiginous, a cavity unfathomability hiding place for the innocent, before or after the devastations of life, to play hide and seek in that softest, most delicate, heavenly spiral Phryne s navel He was cured of life.Take the impossible theatrics of the Circe chapter of Ulysses minus the subconscious stuff , add a little futbol , as they call it in Europe, and a little Klee was dead He would no longer draw the interminable, the radiant, that which is irreducible to a prime number vertiginous, a cavity unfathomability hiding place for the innocent, before or after the devastations of life, to play hide and seek in that softest, most delicate, heavenly spiral Phryne s navel He was cured of life.Take the impossible theatrics of the Circe chapter of Ulysses minus the subconscious stuff , add a little futbol , as they call it in Europe, and a little World War II history, and a few philosophers and mathematicians Schopenhauer, Berkeley, Bertrand Russell and give them the Herculean task of pondering a lesser known Paul Klee painting called Alphabet I, and you have this book.It wasn t an easy read for me, especially not knowing my history or my Schopenhauer as well as I could also his constant parentheticals in the middle of long sentences about a subject which I knew very little didn t make things any easier I almost lost my Wille But even for an ignoramus like me, it was entertaining Just don t get overly bogged down in the details and enjoy the parts you enjoy Orelli is very good at telling funny stories sometimes true, sometimes fictional in betweenserious, somber ones, and he knows very well when to switch it up, so that between lively arguments, stories, quotes, asides, self reflexive musings, futbol line ups, and odd facts, the book although lacking any narrative thrust rarely slows down.Also, there s a lot of politics here, but it never felt preachy or self righteous Just enough subtlety to be effective, I thought.Just a few of the high points Sindelar playing Rotten Egg as a kid but not picking up Bubi s handkerchief, border crossing cows of Pedrinate, Walaschek s and Klee s personal biographies, the futbol player who balanced the ball on his forehead and ran all the way to the goal, Sindelar s death, the part where Cesare Rossi and Giulia Sismondi deliver the ashes to Klee s widow


  2. my name is corey irl my name is corey irl says:

    this book fucken rules mates


  3. Neil Neil says:

    Thanks corey


  4. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant says:

    This book is like LOST the TV show because the whole time you re waiting for him to tell you the meaning of the O in the painting and he never does


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