OUTRAGEOUS KASIMIR by Achim Broger

OUTRAGEOUS KASIMIR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Kasimir Spoofer, alias Dr. Prankster, is a dwarfish id-driven creature who guzzles red ink, gorges on sausages, and cons a mild-mannered schoolteacher into pushing him around in a baby carriage. Disgusting behaviour, but in the context of Broger's, soft-core surrealism Kasimir becomes a force for sanity. His pranks, which grow out of his ability to literally ""get inside"" people and control their behavior, include making a bullying boss dispense free time to his employees and a stuffed-shirt principal plan a party for his students; at his most outrageous, and most satisfying, Kasimir sends a soccer goalie on a mid-game kissing spree. There's a plot of sorts in the confusion between Kasimir and his teacher-friend Fridolin and a pair of look-alike bandits. But like Bruno (1975), Kasimir has a deliciously subversive personality that's never given free rein; his story fizzles disappointingly, yet, given a chance, Kasimir himself will get under your skin.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1976
Publisher: Morrow