The Loser - Section 3: p. 29-39 Summary & Analysis

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Section 3: p. 29-39 Summary

Wertheimer grows fatally accustomed to living with his sister. When she leaves, he draws the curtains for fourteen days; then he leaves half crazed and starved and collapses on the Graben where a relative finds him and takes him home. Glenn Gould is the strongest of the three while Wertheimer is the weakest. Despite claims that Glenn Gould is crazy, it is untrue; Wertheimer is crazy. Wertheimer chains his sister to him for twenty years and then laments her marriage and conversion to Catholicism. The narrator refers to Wertheimer as "the offended one." Wertheimer withdraws to Traich because he hates Traich; he does not play the piano for fifteen years. Wertheimer claims that Glenn Gould ruins the narrator and himself, but he cannot deal with Glenn Gould's death. Glenn Gould points out that the world is full of cripples...

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