“The Alphabet” — Robert Walser

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5 comments

  1. Lila · April 9, 2013

    I can’t stand this, and I love it. I don’t understand it, yet I comprehend it too.

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    • Biblioklept · April 9, 2013

      That’s a great review! Seriously (I am not being sarcastic). That is often how I feel about books I love deeply.

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      • Lila · April 9, 2013

        People I love deeply, they have the same effect. But I much prefer this quality in books.

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  2. Jack Fisher · April 9, 2013

    But where is J? Closer inspection reveals that the letter “j” does not appear at all in this piece. What to make of this? Hmm…

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    • Biblioklept · April 9, 2013

      I noticed that. Maybe: “I. I skip over, for this is I myself. In K.” So, maybe the joke is that he’s skipping over the J (and not the “I” which is thrice repeated). Or maybe it’s just a quirk.

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