The Loser - Section 5: p. 53-66 Summary & Analysis

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Section 5: p. 53-66 Summary

Wertheimer tries to save himself by reaching out to the simple people in Traich, but simple people do not understand complicated people. Wertheimer wants to publish a book, "The Loser," but he never finishes and throws the manuscript out. The narrator ignores Wertheimer's last five letters, abandoning his friend. Glenn Gould misuses everyone to become "Glenn Gould;" he has a virtuoso head. Wertheimer hurts his sister by committing suicide. Wertheimer's funeral occurs at five o'clock in the morning. Only the narrator, Wertheimer's sister and her husband attend the funeral. Wertheimer's sister sends a telegram to the narrator with the date and time of the funeral. The narrator thinks that Wertheimer died naturally. On the train to Chur, he observes the countryside. He remembers Chur's gloominess from his frequent childhood visits with his parents. The narrator listens to Glenn Gould's...

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