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Kalder's dispatches from "the transnational empire of ultra-boredom" are not only very funny, they also form a quirky, pacey guide to recent world history. An overwhelmingly powerful reminder of 20th-century misrule, and of just how delusional human beings can be - especially if they're literate. Like coming across a planet-sized car crash, with hundreds of millions snarled up in the wreckage: you can't look away.
Kalder has really dug deep into the minds of these infernal texts' creators, and thus delivers some truly enlightening insights. Dictator Literature is a great book An insightful book, but also a funny one.
After reading Dictator Literature you will never look at books with such a benevolent eye again. Some execrable books have come out of communism and fascism, but Dictator Literature is certainly not one of them. Never mind Trump and never mind Twitter: Kalder demonstrates that words themselves, and the escapist spells we weave with them, are our riskiest civic gift.
Kalder's dry humour makes Dictator Literature a fun tour de force through the mad history of the 20th century and the present. Added to basket. James Joyce.
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