An Archive of Human Nonsense by Jason Rolfe

An Archive of Human Nonsense

byJason Rolfe

Paperback | February 27, 2017

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“Along the tavern’s back wall he found a small writing desk, around which the floor was stained ink-black and littered with loose scraps of paper. Atop the desk he found a small stack of handwritten newsletters entitled The Archive of Human Nonsense. He picked one up. It was dated 17 April, 1817—eight months previous—and had been hand-penned in German running script. From front to back the small newsletter was eight pages long. It opened with a list of names, twenty-two in all, and closed with a watercolour picture of a giant red rooster . . .”

Thus begins an existential journey through Vienna’s streets and one man’s guilt-laden memories. From mountebanks, puppet showmen, and trainers of performing monkeys, to the strange Mechanical Theatre of Sebastian von Schwenenfeld, the journey becomes a quest not to find meaning but to define it.

 

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Title:An Archive of Human NonsenseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.11 inPublished:February 27, 2017Publisher:Snuggly BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943813299

ISBN - 13:9781943813292

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