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Thread #154670   Message #3630116
Posted By: Jack Campin
03-Jun-14 - 08:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Olddude heart attack
Subject: RE: BS: Olddude heart attack
Re Jim Carroll's story: I took Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil into hospital for scheduled surgery once. It's not quite as long as War and Peace but it's very densely written, tiny print in my copy, and ends with a single 120-page sentence as Virgil goes into his final lung haemorrhage.

I whizzed through it with hardly a pause. Recommended for that situation.