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Tom McCarthy: In Praise of Georg Trakl

Tom McCarthy's novel C takes place in the early 20th century and is rife with allusions, radio signals, war, drugs addict, and secrets. Here, he talks about his "new favorite author," the early-20th-century German poet Georg Trakl, a drug addict and doctor during World War I. Says McCarthy: "His whole world is polluted and toxic."

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