Book review: The Tobacconist, by Robert Seethaler



In his 2014 novel A Whole Life, first translated into English last year and subsequently shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, the Austrian-born, Berlin-based writer Robert Seethaler pulled off a remarkable feat. In a mere 124 pages, he filtered much of the story of 20th century Austria through the life of one man – a farmer turned cable car engineer turned soldier turned mountain guide called Andreas Egger – somehow ending up with a book that felt both epic in scope and rich in incidental detail.
In The Tobacconist, published in German in 2012 and available in English later... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 44
Source: Scotsman
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