Set in Prague, relates the story of a neurotic, socially inept bank clerk who is eventually forced to have sexual relations with his widowed landlady. He must also witness the physical and mental deterioration of a friend who is suffering from an unnamed disease.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing
If I had to describe this book in one word it would be "depressing." Or maybe " grotesque." Or "perverse." You get the idea. The book was written in 1920/21, but was not published until 1923. The ... Read full review
THE MAIMEDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
First English translation of a bleak 1928 novel by a forgotten Czech member of the generation of Döblin, Brecht, and Werfel. It's a closely concentrated analysis of the frail psyche of obscure bank ... Read full review