The Mystery of the Sardine

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1986 - Fiction - 193 pages
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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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User Review  - Luc - Goodreads

Themerson is fun. Not coarse dirty-joke fun, but intellectual playfullness. The story has quite an intricate plot with many characters, some of them you will not forget easily: the Minister of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ginny - Goodreads

I really didn't get on with this book. They style of writing is rather Lewis Carroll esque which isn't really my thing to start with. It's also positioned as a detective story but you never find out ... Read full review

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Contents

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IV
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Madinkbeard : The Mystery of the Sardine
The Mystery of the Sardine by Stefan Themerson. Dalkey Archive, 2006. 194p., $12.95. There are few novelists equal to the likes of Raymond Queneau. ...
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Dalkey Archive Press: Stefan Themerson
Aside from his writings—which include novels such as The Mystery of the Sardine and Professor Mmaa’s Lecture, children’s stories, philosophical essays, ...
www.centerforbookculture.org/ dalkey/ backlist/ themerson.html

Stefan Themerson: Just Two Doorways to a Hall of many Doors ...
With the first page of Stefan Themerson’s The Mystery of the Sardine, the door opened on a man with two lives: as a writer in town, writing out of a fund of ...
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De Leunstoel - internetmagazine voor rustige mensen
Stefan Themerson. schreef zijn, onlangs door Erik van Zuylen niet onverdienstelijk maar zeer vrij verfilmde, boek ‘The mystery of the sardine’ in 1986. ...
www.deleunstoel.nl/ archief_aflevering.php?aflevering_id=43& artikel_id=545

De Productie presenteert http://www.deproductie.nl Het Mysterie ...
Placeholder Text De roman The Mystery of the Sardine van Stefan Themerson werd gepubliceerd in 1985. In 1986 verscheen de Nederlandse vertaling onder de ...
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Mystery of the Sardine | Mill Valley Film Festival
Based on Polish intellectual Stefan Themerson's novel, The Mystery of the Sardine is a peculiarly effective study of how broken people and fractured ...
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Film | IFFR | www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
Het mysterie van de sardine (The Mystery of the Sardine) - TT (IFFR 2005) ... The Mystery of the Sardine, a film version of the book by the Polish-English ...
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About the author (1986)

Stefan Themerson was a Polish, later British poet, novelist, filmmaker, composer and philosopher.

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