Weiss remains among the most important postwar German authors no one’s read.
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This fast-moving, tightly-wound, and gleefully dark novella contains an entire universe in miniature

Conversation of the Three Wayfarers

Fiction by Peter Weiss

Translated by E.B. Garside

With a contribution by John Keene

They were men who did nothing but walk walk walk. They were big, they were bearded, they wore leather caps and long raincoats, they called themselves Abel, Babel, and Cabel, and while they walked they talked to each other.

Conversation of the Three Wayfarers is a three-sided first-person monologue told by the wayfarers: Abel, Babel, and Cabel. The men exchange fantastic tales—of a bridge, a bride, and the ferryman’s sons; of an island, a river, a wharf—but one never knows who is speaking or where one tale leaves off and the next begins. The effect is of a series of breathless capers: a steeplechase performed on a floating pontoon.

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Paperback (published April 26, 2022)

ISBN
9780811231633
Price US
12.95
Trim Size
4.5x7.25
Page Count
80

Ebook

ISBN
9780811231640
Weiss remains among the most important postwar German authors no one’s read.
Slate
Peter Weiss embarks on his literary work and enters purgatory. All his work is designed as a visit to the dead.
—W. G. Sebald
Staggering ambition! Extraordinary richness.
—Susan Sontag