Daniel Kehlmann: Ich und Kaminski [I and Kaminski]

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  • Patricia Simpson

His third novel, Ich und Kaminksi [I and Kaminski, 2003], secured Daniel Kehlmann's reputation not only as a gifted novelist with an enviable capacity to intrigue critics, but also as a popular writer with a command of the best-seller list. Some reviewers note that this novel marks a departure from his earlier, more cerebral narratives, including Beerholms Vorstellung [Beerholm's Performance, 1997] and Mahlers Zeit [Mahler's Time, 1999]. The latter novel presents the story of David Mahler, a physicist who believes he has discovered a way to refute the second principle of thermodynamics, the law of time. His crusade to …

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Simpson, Patricia. "Ich und Kaminski". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 August 2007
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