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    The Tunnel – William H. Gass

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    Publisher: The Dalkey Archive

    Darkness is made of disgraced light, and the deepest fell on the first day, even as the sound of Lu-ci-fer—the first word—faded.

    The roof of the bandstand looks like the thorny crown for a nuns corpse.

    Meet William Kohler, the founding and sole member of the Party of Disappointed People. A historian, he has completed his magnum opus, a monumental study on Guilt and Innocence in Hitler’s Germany, and has but the introduction to write. Instead, from the basement of his home, he digs a tunnel, and turns his pen on himself.
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