Stefan Themerson The Mystery of the Sardine

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The Mystery of the Sardine

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When an unknown black poodle inexplicably explodes in philosophy professor Timothy Chesterton-Brown's back yard--paralyzing the professor and killing his guest--the "mystery of the sardine" begins. Its solution will involve such unwitting detectives as a twelve-year-old mathematician, his mother, his beloved, a palmist named Miss Prentice, and a bureaucrat dubbed the Minister of Imponderabilia. The clues they unearth--drawing on logic, the occult, intuition, and everything in between--lead them far away from the tiny seaside town where they begin. We follow them to Majorca, Rome, Warsaw, and London, but in the end, the solution lies beyond even the furthest and most magical reaches of reason.

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Stefan Themerson (1910-1988) was born in Poland, moved to Russia during the Revolution, studied physics and architecture in Warsaw, and lived in Paris before settling in London. Aside from his writings--which include novels such as Tom Harris, The Mystery of the Sardine, and Professor Mmaa's Lecture, children's stories, philosophical essays, and poems--Themerson also composed music and made a number of films with his wife Franciszka.

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"This man Stefan Themerson should be better known than I suspect he is. The Mystery of the Sardine . . . is a fascinating piece of work, written with the elegance of haute couture." --Times (London)

"What an extraordinary writer Stefan Themerson is. While other novelists seem hell-bent on creating great, enormous doorstops of books with very little in them, Mr. Themerson produces The Mystery of the Sardine, a slim and modest volume which is absolutely jam-packed with ideas." --Punch

"Themerson's neo-surrealist style enables him felicitously to interweave incongruities ludic exercises shrewd observations jokes lightly worn learning cris de couer and parables." --Times Literary Supplement

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