A Sagittarian is cheerful -- he's also a traveler -- and this hop-skip of a book takes place in and around Warsaw (perhaps)...

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SAGITTARIUS IN WARSAW

A Sagittarian is cheerful -- he's also a traveler -- and this hop-skip of a book takes place in and around Warsaw (perhaps) where an American, looking for shades of his father who had disappeared there, is derailed -- having been separated from his wife and youngster and also his camera. All of these mishappenings are compounded by circumstantiality and contradiction on a landscape stalked by the specters of bureaucracy as well as evil and terror or, above, God. In insets reminiscent of Candide or for that matter Epaminondas, he meets a poet (the author of Measly Days which sold 25,000 copies and caused eight suicides) or a Dr. Getler with a circus and some grenades, or the overfond Klara who mistakes him for her husband, or, or, or. A quizzical look at anything you want to read into it, but if not, you'll just enjoy the itinerary for its sheer cheer and caprice. (Two parts will appear in Playboy.)

Pub Date: Sept. 22, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Vanguard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973