Grunberg rejects self-serving existentialism, confronts real-world torture, genocide, terrorism and personal crimes of the heart, and he infuses his visceral, wily satire with biblical fury.
All is vanity.
Here, at this spot, you will find footnotes to the human comedy.
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your time. Did you like this interview? Grunberg: Yes, very much, and you?
Funny and moving…The work of Marek van der Jagt shifts between the romanticism of a sentimental quest and the farce of a sexual education…a game of role-playing about the life instinct, writing as negation, and the slalom between truths and lies.
This man has got to have a neurosis, at least one.
Arnon Grunberg is a great literary talent.
That many readers can find themselves in this life story, explains the huge enthusiasm it generated.
The wit and sardonic intelligence that shine through Arnon Grunberg’s prose makes it a continual pleasure to read.
The winner would receive a free meal at the ‘Jerusalem’ snack bar in Amsterdam. An excellent snack bar, by the way, run by a Palestinian named Sem.