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4 comments:

Sally Prue said...

I'm reading this at the moment, in the 2000 translation by John Rutherford. I would have read it much sooner if anyone had thought to tell me it was so funny!

Jingles said...

We had to read a part of it at school, way back when!
If I remember correctly, I read that the whole story portrays brilliant irony throughout.
Perhaps I should try reading it all one of these days!

Sally Prue said...

More slapstick than irony, so far!

Jingles said...

That sounds fun!!