Melancholy can smile. Sorrow cannot.

18 04 2014
 
“Melancholy can smile. Sorrow cannot. And smiling is the legacy of my tribe.”
– Friedrich Torberg in Tante Jolesch  [http://www.viennareview.net/vienna-review-book-reviews/torberg-in-exile]

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LISTEN here to Basil Rathbone read The Selfish Giant:

 

 

 


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18 04 2014
Catherine McSweeney

Niki, tante jolesch is my all time favourite book. I have a wonderful recording of friedrich torberg reading it in his lovely deep Viennese voice. So funny and poignant and warm. Love reading your posts and picking up flotsam and jetsam and tidbits from your amazing mind xxx

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