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The other city

By: Ajvaz, Michal Turner, Gerald(Translated by)

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Part of the Czech Literature Series series
1564784916 / 9781564784919
Paperback
891.8635
16/07/2009
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21 cm 148 p.
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In this strange and lovely hymn to Prague, Michal Ajvaz repopulates the city of Kafka with ghosts, eccentrics, talking animals, and impossible statues, all lurking on the peripheries of a town so familiar to tourists.

The Other City is a guidebook to this invisible, "other Prague," overlapping the workaday world: a place where libraries can turn into jungles, secret passages yawn beneath our feet, and waves lap at our bedspreads.

Heir to the tradition and obsessions of Jorge Luis Borges, as well as the long and distinguished line of Czech fantasists, Ajvaz's Other City--his first novel to be translated into English--is the emblem of all the worlds we are blind to, being caught in our own ways of seeing.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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