Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Global financial crisis also pressurising my reading list

Huh! Browsing gormlessly I called in at Andrew Hammel's always entertaining German Joys, where he makes an apt quote from Robert Musil about the banks hoo-ha.

I've rather wanted to read The Man Without Qualities for some time - since I discovered how good late Austrian writers can be (e.g. Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth). But it's so loooooong, and time is short, so I've tried to ignore the urge, even the other week when I saw a copy in the local Waterstone's. But when I see wonderful sentences like this, my resolve crumbles.

Comments please on the correct spelling of hoo-ha.


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