These stories are supposed to be funny. Maybe I`m a twisted weirdo but I didn`t find them to be like that. Some of them are some mock-biographies of people that never existed. Only one of them still comes to my mind - about a guy who was a great artist in the form of art where nothing remains after the man`s death - he persuaded different artists not to do something - for example, he told Brahms to stop writing music, he insisted that Chopin wouldn`t wear woman`s clothing just like George Sand wore man`s clothes. And he also wrote some letters, most of which are analysed and quoted until today (most of those letters are about as brilliant as "Hello. I`m fine. How are you?") That`s all I can tell about this book.