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Tynset, Paperback / softback Book


Tynsettakes place during a sleepless night, but as the work unfolds it becomes apparent that the circumstances of the immediate present serve merely as points of departure.

Plagued by incessant rumination, the narrators restless mind spins thread after thread of thought, fantasy, and memory into an elaborate tapestry spanning centuries and covering thousands of milesall without the narrator ever leaving his house.

Hildesheimer famously refused to describeTynsetas a novel instead, he chose to think of the work as an extended monologue whose structure derives from the musical rondo form, with the recurrence of the titular




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