Amit Chaudhuri’s book, Sojourn, was recently reviewed by Alex Harvey in the London Review of Books.
“In Sojourn, the narrator’s attempts to negotiate Berlin give rise to absurdist humour. He doesn’t know any German and can’t understand his cleaner. ‘I echoed her grave, matter of fact expression with a nod and knitted eyebrows, since there was no question of disagreement. We only agreed on everything. I’ve never had conversations in which I’ve been in such harmony with the person I’m talking to.’ He finds that his lack of German liberates him. ”
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