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School for Atheists, the (1972) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In 2014 envoys of the nation's great powers, including the matriarchal United States and the patriarchal China, hold a summit in the home of William T. Kolderup and his granddaughter Suse near the Danish border in the German town of Tellingstedt. In a story within a story Kolderup recalls his previous adventures with the mother-to-be of Isis, the man-devouring American Secretary of State. But Schmidt takes this even further by presenting his fiction as drama, in which the ship that carries Kolderup ant the mother of Isis is wrecked, testing the atheist stances of the characters. The wonder of this book, however, lies not in its hilarious plot, but in its amazing language, the fascinating typography, and his complex references to culture—popular and classical—from Jules Verne to William Shakespeare.

Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Notes:

  • Subtitled: A Novella = Comedy in 6 Acts

Edition #1: The School for Atheists

The School for Atheists (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John E. Woods
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Manifested in:
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The School for Atheists (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Green Integer
ISBN: 1892295962
Pages: 301

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