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Diplomatic Pursuits

By Joseph Von Westphalen, Melanie Richter-Bernburg (Translated by), Arnold B. Kanter

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Format: Paperback, 300 pages
Published In: United States, 11 May 1995
This novel by one of Germany's leading satirists follows the thoughts and adventures of Harry von Duckwitz. Duckwitz is an aristocratic, left-leaning lawyer who suddenly leaves his law firm, enters the foreign service, and gets posted to Cameroon and Ecuador. He has outrageous opinions about almost everything under the sun, but he is thoughtful as well, and self-critical. He pursues ideas and women with the same conflicted, contrary volatility he brings to his diplomatic career. Whether insulting or trying to understand people, from left-wing intellectuals to right-wing colonels, he stumbles across a number of truths, half-truths, and perspectives.
EAN: 9780945774280
ISBN: 0945774281
Publisher: Catbird Press
Dimensions: 21.31 x 14.05 x 2.26 centimetres (0.37 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years


Most will be taken with ... Duckwitz's mordant musings on phones, fidelity, politics, and deficiencies of existence. " Publishers Weekly""

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