Modern German Prose Stylists

Start with Musil.
Slowly, Musil.
Musil, Musil.
Then Mann.
A little Kafka.
Sebald,
but just for a moment.
More Musil, slightly rougher.
Zweig, Roth, Zweig.
Benjamin.
Grass? No.
Okay. More Musil then.
Mann.
Mann, Mann, Mann.
Mann.
Sebald, gently. Sebald.
A little more
Sebald.
Walser? Oops,
sorry, I thought you’d like that.
Mann. Musil. Benjamin.
Sebald.
Wait,
slow down for a second.
Musil. Mann. Mann!
Bernhard! Bernhard!
Oh Bernhard! Sebald!
Bernhard! Kafka!
Mann, Mann, Musil!
Bernhard!
Sebald…
Musil… 

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