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Paris 19 Dec. 1924 • French prose writer
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The Ogre follows the passage of strange, gentle Abel Tiffauges from submissive schoolboy to "ogre" of the Nazi school at the castle of Kaltenborn.
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco, 1980
The Tin Drum
Günter Grass, 1959
A retelling of Robinson Crusoe. Cast away on a tropical island, Michel Tournier's god-fearing Crusoe sets out to tame it, to remake it in the image of the civilization he has left behind. Alone and against incredible odds, he almost succeeds. Then Friday appears and teaches him that there are, after all, better things in life than civilization.
Jean and Paul are identical twins. Outsiders, even their parents, cannot tell them apart, and call them Jean-Paul. The mysterious bond between them excludes all others; they speak their own language; they are one perfectly harmonious unit; they are, in all innocence, lovers.
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