Two or Three Years Later: Forty-Nine Digressions

Two or Three Years Later Forty Nine Digressions Working in the traditions of Robert Walser Robert Pinget and Laurence Sterne Ror Wolf creates strangely entertaining and condensed stories that call into question the very nature of what makes a st

  • Title: Two or Three Years Later: Forty-Nine Digressions
  • Author: Ror Wolf Jennifer Marquart
  • ISBN: 9781934824702
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Working in the traditions of Robert Walser, Robert Pinget, and Laurence Sterne, Ror Wolf creates strangely entertaining and condensed stories that call into question the very nature of what makes a story a story Almost an anti book, Two or Three Years Later Forty Nine Digressions takes as its basis the small, diurnal details of life, transforming these oft overlooked ordWorking in the traditions of Robert Walser, Robert Pinget, and Laurence Sterne, Ror Wolf creates strangely entertaining and condensed stories that call into question the very nature of what makes a story a story Almost an anti book, Two or Three Years Later Forty Nine Digressions takes as its basis the small, diurnal details of life, transforming these oft overlooked ordinary experiences of nondescript people in small German villages into artistic meditations on ambiguity, repetition, and narrative Incredibly funny and playful, Two or Three Years Later is unlike anything you ve ever read from German or any other language These stories of men observing other men, of men who may or may not have been wearing a hat on a particular Monday or was it Tuesday , are delightful word puzzles that are both intriguing and enjoyable.

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    • This untranslated (apart from this one) German surfictionist writes digressive, self-commenting and often self-abnegating stories, usually containing characters called Noll or Koll who sometimes do things in various German locations and who sometimes do not do things not in various German locations. Here is ‘An Almost Complete Portrayal of the Conditions in Maybe Waabs’:A man, whose name I’ve thankfully forgotten, came up to me and said something that I’ve thankfully forgotten. It happen [...]


    • This Ror Wolf: his brain in comparison to mine is likeAustralia to England. If its daytime for him, I'm in the dark. If he looks up into the night sky, and I look up into the night sky, we don't see the same constellation configurations. If I'm cold in winter, he is hot in summer. I don't get this guy: at all, theres no common ground. But I love him for it: the maze of his mind, with all the false starts, dead ends, reruns and tangents. Opposites attract and all that.


    • ror wolf is a german author, collagist, and composer of radio dramas. the first of his books to be translated into english, two or three years later: forty-nine digressions (zwei oder drei jahre später, neunundvierzig ausschweifungen) is comprised of short tales and observations of persons encountered by the narrator. some but a few sentences long, with others spanning a few pages, these stories are enigmatic little anecdotes of people's lives - incidents recounted with both deadpan humor and a [...]


    • I don’t have a book to review by a surrealist German author and poet who wrote forty-nine digressions that each barely spanned the length of a single page. I’ve never read such a thing. I also don’t have a thing to report to you about the devastating effects of firing a bullet into a person’s urethra, because the author in question has asked me not to relay this information. I have never – and most certainly not at a convention of plumbers – lectured on the duties of newly elected go [...]


    • In the reviews, before I read this book, I kept seeing the phrase "Anti-Book" to describe this short story like collection. And honestly, I completely agree with that description. Another way I would describe it would have to be ramblings, or delicately obscure observations put together to trick a reader into thinking anything you read you'll have to remember or what you read has some sort of connection to what you've already read. There are connections, yes, but personally, they didn't matter. [...]


    • Many of these very short stories (or "reports") concern observations of men who appear here or there or maybe somewhere else. Nothing much happens, but when there is action it is fabulous with improbable rescues at sea, a trek across Africa (but the narrator doesn't remember whether it was from East to West, or West to East) and exploding things. I loved it.


    • Ror Wolf's narrator (or several narrators? Is it the same man the whole way through? Same men?) gives a slew of wonderful shorts, snippets, vignettes. They don't relate to each other, but character names will repeat, and there are some very solid themes throughout. Like sinking, hats, cigars, nameless men, overall ambiguity and, well—digressions.Some of the stories are so absurd and happen so quickly that you barely have enough time to grasp what has just happened. There is also a semi-charmin [...]


    • When I think subversive, I think dark and difficult. This book is subversive, make no mistake, but everything is done with a wink and a playful smile. Ror Wolf has collected a bunch of very short stories that show remarkable versatility in subverting expectations, and one long final story that manages to build on everything that came before without losing that wink. It's a book that I enjoyed more when I was aware of how I reacted to each story, what frustrated me, what excited me, what made me [...]


    • if you like postmodern stylists like Calvino and Sorrentino you'll get a kick out of this. it is often repetive and frustrating but thats def entirely intentional with this artist. Wolf gives us streams of images, often prefaced with a no or a not. a typical sentence is 'a man waits a train station with no hat and no suitcase'. Wolf plays with our expectations but also entertains us. he is fully in control of the games he is playing and its a fun ride. at times, too, his commitment to postmodern [...]


    • I enjoyed this book. Some of the digressions were 5-star worthy. I especially liked many of the short vignettes at the beginning of the book. There were times I laughed out loud. Some of the digressions left me a little flat or felt repetitive. I can appreciate the meta-ness of this book - if there is one character that we connect to throughout, it is the author as he's writing, changing his mind, writing something else, etc - but this meta-ness also took me out of the book so that I was always [...]


    • This book overall was entertaining. It is a conglomeration of numerous short stories and snippets of seemingly random events. Some barely a few sentences long, while others were considerably longer. My only real complaint is that it seemed slightly repetitive throughout. These short stories will get the reader thinking about what exactly is going on, but also about why and how they are reacting to each story. In a way, it is a dark, twisted mirror into the reader's soul. This book was amusing, e [...]


    • This is the anti-collection of anti-short stories, in which nothing happens, no one goes anywhere, and no one sees what doesn't happen. I laughed, I shook my head, I got frustrated, and then I laughed again. Theater of the absurd meets short story genre. Do not look for plot or characterjust give yourself over to the experience and then think about what we as readers take for granted about what makes a story. Fascinating!


    • "Wolf’s book is fast, sometimes outrageous, and always surreal. The tales cough, stop, reverse, and start again. The style is refreshingly unique but can be wearisome. There are no solid characters or narratives onto which we can grab." - Shaun Randol, New YorkThis book was reviewed in the July 2013 issue of World Literature Today. Read the full review by visiting our website: bit/1a4hlvL


    • Been comparing this to Walser and Sterne, yes, and maybe even Gogol, but maybe it's most accurate to imagine this as Daniil Kharms translating the work of the others. Wolf plays a taught little game of cat's cradle stringing humor and death between your hand and his for page after page until you lose the trick of knowing his hands from your own.


    • DISCLAIMER: I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it. So take my review with a grain of salt, or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it quite well. Also, I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book, since it would benefit Open Letter directly.


    • So very clever, how an author can create a unexpectedly delightful book. I read this book within one day wanting more with each page I turn. The stories are well balance, amazing how I yearn for more from this author.


    • While I fully comprehend the uniqueness of Ror Wolf's writing style, I cannot stay focused on his narrative. The funny parts beg me to continue, where the "jabberwocky", for lack of a better word, drive me to distraction. Thus it is with a heavy heart, I lay this book aside for now.






    • Wanted to give it 3 but couldn't. Appreciate the stories but totally got repetitive (as you can tell from the other reviews). Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.


    • I don't even know how to describe this book. It's about nothing but you can't put it down. The final story was my favorited then it was done.


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