City, sister, silver

by JГЎchym Topol

Publisher: Catbird Press in North Haven, CT

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Statementby Jáchym Topol ; translated from the Czech by Alex Zucker.
ContributionsZucker, Alex.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPG5039.3.O648 S4713 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 508 p. ;
Number of Pages508
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL33544M
ISBN 100945774451, 0945774435
LC Control Number99016410

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City Sister Silver the real avant-garde thing: a post-modern punk version of T.S. Eliot's "waste land" that literally ends up among the vast detritus of a newly capitalist Prague.

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First published inTopol's ambitious, challenging debut, hailed in the Czech Republic as the major novel of the post-communist period, chronicles city life after the Velvet Revolution of City Sister Silver marks a turning point in Czech prose, the point when literary development must finally break away and, after all the fatiguing twists and turns and subtle departures, strike out in a definite direction the novel incorporates the tremendous hum of life and raw materials that has piled up with time, and does so with.

Despite its episodic feel, City Sister Silver isn't about plot. In essence, this is a story *about* telling stories, and the events of the narrative serve to that end.

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