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The Golem (European Classics) Gustav Meyrink,
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I had heard of Gustav Meyrink before but simply never got to reading anything by him. one of the preoccupations of this book is "doppelgangers", which are human look alikes - which was an early 20the century phobia. I read Gustav Meyrink had a profound effect upon Franz Kafka, and quite similar to Kafka, Gustav Meyrink makes textual jerks in his prose, by this I mean he purposely shifts the narrative focus from showing the reader one thing and then changing rapidly to something else, which is quiet bizarre and unsettling. If you enjoy strange scenarios like Franz Kafka's The Trial - you'll love this. The Golem (European Classics) Gustav Meyrink is an interesting book for discerning readers and those with an interest in the bizarre. i thoroughly recommend this book.