"House of Holes"

Bakers Paralleluniversum für alle sexuellen Wünsche

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Hannes Stein

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Mit "House of Holes" setzt Nicholson Baker den Goldstandard für obszöne Literatur. Kann man besser über Sex schreiben? Unser Autor meint: Nein.

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Shakespeare war nie offen obszön

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Nicholson Baker gelingt das Unmögliche

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Brillanteste Stilist in englischer Prosa

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Lewinsky schenkte Bakers "Vox" Clinton

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Alle sexuellen Wünsche werden erfüllt

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Parallelen zu "Alice im Wunderland"

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Baker benutzt das Stilmittel der Absurdität

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