|Plot Summary of Buchmendel|
|"Jakob Mendel is a living encyclopaedia. He spends the day at the Gluck Café in Vienna, Austria, reading and memorizing thousands of books's titles and catalogues. Students and collectors come to visit him in order to get the informations they can't obtain elsewhere.
So concentrated with his work, Mendel lives in a peculiar world and isn't even aware that WWI has begun. So when the secret police is informed that Mendel is writing letters to librarians in France and England, the poor man is arrested and thrown into jail."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Buchmendel|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
Outside culture (society)
If story of urban/rural...
- Big city life
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, general
- War, WW I
- small businessman
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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