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George Grosz, 'Suicide', 1916. Oil on canvas.
© George Grosz/VG Bild-Kunst. Image courtesy of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
'The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910–37'
By Sebastian Smee
By Emmett Stinson
Steven Amsterdam's Things We Didn't See Coming presents a hybrid fiction - even the blurbs at the front of the book alternately call its contents both "stories" and a "novel". Neither term is entirely accurate. While the nine sections comprising the work can be read as discrete stories, they are enriched by points of