The Loser - Section 8: p. 90-104 Summary & Analysis

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Section 8: p. 90-104 Summary

The only escape from oneself is through death. The narrator and Wertheimer first talk in the hallways at the Mozarteum. This leads to a lifelong friendship. The narrator, Wertheimer and Glenn Gould answer the call of Horowitz's sterling reputation. Glenn Gould destroys Wertheimer who envies Glenn Gould for turning himself into an art machine. Werthimer wants to be Glenn Gould. He is unable to see himself as an unique individual. He emulates anyone he thinks is better than him, sending him into early unhappiness. Wertheimer displaces this happiness by taking it out on his sister. One time, the narrator and Wertheimer play a concert together, but Wertheimer ruins it. He is unable to play with others because he wants to shine. Wertheimer tries to assert himself during his whole life; this is the reason he must kill himself eventually...

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