Wittgenstein Jr

Wittgenstein Jr

Lars Iyer


The author Hari Kunzru says “made me think larger concerning the Apocalypse than i've got in a long time” is back—with a hilarious coming-of-age love story

The unruly undergraduates at Cambridge have a nickname for his or her new lecturer: Wittgenstein Jr. He’s a melancholic, tormented genius who turns out made up our minds to lead them to seize the very essence of philosophical thought.

But Peters—a working-class pupil shocked to discover himself one of the elite—soon discovers that there’s no position for good judgment in a Cambridge overrun through posh boys and picnicking travelers, as England’s maximum collage is collapsing less than industry pressures.

Such a spot demands a derangement of the senses, most sensible accomplished via deadly selfmade cocktails fed on on Cambridge rooftops, the place Peters joins his fellows as they try to ignore the void looking forward to them after commencement, problem each other to imagine so demanding they die, and dream approximately impressing Wittgenstein Jr with one unmarried, noble thought.

And as they scramble to find what, certainly, they need to achieve from the adventure, they become aware of that their instructor is suffering to outlive. For Peters, it ends up in a stunning turn—and for them all, a problem to work out how the lifetime of the brain can play out in harsh yet hopeful reality.

Combining his trademark wit and sharp brilliance, Wittgenstein Jr is Lars Iyer’s so much guaranteed and impressive novel yet—as extraordinary, creative and unique because it is very stirring.

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