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Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann


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Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann
Feb 11, 2020 | ISBN 9781524747466
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“This is a brilliant and unputdownable novel. Kehlmann is the true inheritor of the German fabulist tradition that stretches back to the Brothers Grimm and even further, and in the legendary prankster figure of Tyll Ulenspiegel he has found his perfect avatar.” —Salman Rushdie

“A beautiful, engrossing and fascinatingly structured novel. Lucid, limpid, savage. Knowingly ahistorical. Romantically fictive. Cunningly layered. Tyll quietly intrudes on our present crisis of European identity. Have four centuries made us any wiser? This novel is a masterly achievement, a work of imaginative grandeur and complete artistic control.”—Ian McEwan 

“Kehlmann’s imagination runs deep and wild. It travels with the currents of history, in its cycles of brutality and violence, it reaches into our own solitude and silence, summoning us, it soars far and high, and echoes with the power of myth.”—Valeria Luiselli, author of Lost Children Archive

Tyll proves that Kehlmann is literature‘s jack-of-all trades. He manages to combine meticulous historical research and virtuoso language mimicry with a frightening exploration of our current sense of dystopia. An incredible educational experience and improbably entertaining.”—Michael Haneke, writer and director of “The White Ribbon”

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