About the book
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A collection of stories with two central themes to the tales: the power of the imagination and the impotence of imagination. Lot and his wife turn up from biblical times, as does the hitherto unknown German, Alfred Krummes, whose place and influence in world politics seems to be a matter of chance. And the story of Mr. Ragnar Åman, farmer and much else besides ”who is the only man in the parish, indeed in the whole district, who can have whoever he wishes to have” and who precisely for that reason refrains from choosing a local woman.