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Pfitz is a novel by Scottish physicist and author Andrew Crumey. It concerns an 18th-century German prince who dedicates his life to the construction of imaginary cities. The name Pfitz is taken from an inhabitant of one of the prince's fanciful cities, Rreinnstadt.[1]

In 1997, the book was named a notable book of the year by The New York Times.[2] Andrew Miller of The New York Times said it, "makes for rewarding reading -- cerebral, adroit, not afraid to take chances but never allowing itself to be seduced by theory, by mere cleverness."[3]


  1. ^ "Pfitz, a novel". MacMillan. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Notable Books of the Year 1997". The New York Times. December 7, 1997. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  3. ^ Miller, Andrew (1997-10-19). "Castles in the Air". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-07.