Re: RARA-AVIS: Foreign HB novels (was:First Joe Gore novel)

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 30 Jul 2002

<<Given what you thought of Last Exit, I'm almost afraid to

check it out. Am I remembering correctly that Manheim translated some Brecht?>>

Yes, he did. He translated many books in a very long career. I love his translation of the Grimm's tales and of Cassirer's magnum opus The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. I don't know if he translated any crime fiction.

As to _The Flounder_ (which is not a flounder but some other kind of fish, as Manheim points out in his witty introduction), it is a massive and complicated book, disconcerting until you get into it. But it is not nearly as complicated as Gaddis's _The Recognitions_. You may like this book, but first drop all expectations.



"The skill of man is unequal to the formation of a new man from old materials, but the battered tenement may, with care, be long sustained by props" -- From Becklard's Physiology.

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