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The Philosopher's Stone

Philipp Schönthaler

Translator Bradley Schmidt

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

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The Philosopher's Stone assembles various narrative stands into a cohesive and thought-provoking tale of our times. The trenchant criticism of continuous self-optimization and esoteric ideology are astonishingly subtle and reward repeated reading.

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