Telegrams of the Soul: Selected Prose by Peter Altenberg

Posted by  on 19.07.2017

�If it be permitted to speak of �love at first syllable,� then that�s what I experienced in my first encounter with this poet of prose.� So wrote Thomas Mann of the work of Peter Altenberg. A virtuoso Fin de Siecle Viennese innovator of what he called the �telegram style� of writing, Altenberg�s signature short prose straddles the line between the lyrical and the narrativ

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