The writer Graham Greene once took part in a Graham Greene imitation competition, incognito of course.
He finished second.
In his new novel “Eurotrash” Christian Kracht makes it easier for potential jurors at a Christian Kracht contest.
Even if his name wasn't on the cover, there would be no doubt about the authorship.
Already on the first page the narrator admits, “that a quarter of a century ago I wrote a story which, for some reason that I unfortunately can't remember now, called Fiberland.
It ends in Zurich, in the middle of Lake Zurich, so to speak, relatively traumatic. "
Germany, through which the narrator of “Fiber Land” traveled 25 years ago, is a long way off, lost in bitter memories.
One of the two mottos on the previous page underscores this: “If you love Germany, you better not visit it.
Jorge Luis Borges. “We'll hear from Borges later.
But also from Germany.