the book about laughter and forgetting
Exactly what the title promises- seven mini stories, part fairy tale, part literary criticism, part political tract, part musicology, and part autobiography- a great novel that has it all.
I love the ending..it closes with a group of naked men and women on an isolated beach exchanging opinions about the fate of Western civilization and the liberation of humanity- pretty cool huh!
extract of the book: litost as "a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one's own misery."
a contradicting moto for such a title as "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" non?