The Other City

The Other City

( Czech - Druhé město - 1993 )

novel by Michal Ajvaz

translated by Gerald Turner

Published: Dalkey Archive Press - trade paperback - 2009
ISBN: 1564784916 / 9781564784919

In this strange and lovely hymn to Prague, Michal Ajvaz repopulates th city of Kafka with ghosts, eccentrics, talking animals and impossible statues, all lurking on the peripheries of a town to familiar to tourists. Heir to the tradition and obsessions of Jorge Luis Broges, 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 people too caught up in their own ways of seeing can be blind to.


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