By Michal Ajvaz
During this unusual and beautiful hymn to Prague, Michal Ajvaz repopulates the town of Kafka with ghosts, eccentrics, speaking animals, and most unlikely statues, all lurking at the peripheries of a city so accepted to travelers. The different City is a guidebook to this invisible, "other Prague," overlapping the workaday international: a spot the place libraries can become jungles, mystery passages yawn underneath our ft, and waves lap at our bedspreads. inheritor to the culture and obsessions of Jorge Luis Borges, in addition to the lengthy and exotic line of Czech fantasists, Ajvaz's Other City—his first novel to be translated into English—is the brand of the entire worlds we're ignorant of, being stuck in our personal methods of seeing.
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The Other City (Eastern European Literature) (Czech Literature Series) by Michal Ajvaz