Konfidenz

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1995 - Fiction - 177 pages
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Told almost exclusively through dialogue, Konfidenz opens with a woman entering a hotel room and receiving a call from a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she has fled her homeland. Over the next nine hours he tells her many disturbing things about her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situation in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. A terse political allegory that challenges our assumptions about character, the foundations of our knowledge, and the making of history, Konfidenz draws the reader into a postmodern mystery where nothing -- including the text itself -- is what it seems.

 

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There are many books dealing with vast and shadowy conspiracies, plots where everyone is a suspect, and mysteries where hints are dropped but there are no firm clues to speak of. Just look at the ... Read full review

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Konfidenz--a disorienting, sexually and politically intense book in a postmodern vein--feels to me like the kind of book NYRB puts out. The point of view shifts from chapter to chapter, and the idea ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
13
Section 4
46
Section 5
50
Section 6
52
Section 7
73
Section 8
76
Section 12
123
Section 13
125
Section 14
135
Section 15
138
Section 16
152
Section 17
154
Section 18
165
Section 19
167

Section 9
92
Section 10
100
Section 11
110
Section 20
181
Section 21
182
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About the author (1995)

Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean American novelist and playwright. His works include the Laurence Olivier award-winning play Death and the Maiden. His latest books are Other Septembers, Many Americas and the novel, Burning City, written with his youngest son Joaquin.

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