Aviaries

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Twisted Spoon Press
Publish Date
Pages
132
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9788086264516
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About the Author

Zuzana Brabcová (1959-2015) was born in Prague. After graduating high school she was denied by the communist regime the opportunity to study at university, so she worked as a librarian, hospital attendant, and as a cleaning lady for six years. After the regime fell in 1989, her first book, Far from the Tree, which had come out in samizdat abroad was officially published and received the very first Jiří Orten Prize. Her novel Ceilings won a Magnesia Litera Award for Prose Book of the Year in 2013, and she followed this with Aviaries in 2016, completed just before her sudden death.

Reviews

Aviaries is anchored in history, politics, satire, and humor. Stalin, Mozart, and even Proust lend height and sound to its metaphors. In turn, the news of the day, of every day in every place, lend the dose of reality against which all minds must end their race to feel. -- New York Journal of Books
With its sharp sense of the absurd but also grounded in the all too-real contemporary world, Brabcová effectively presents a dark-hued picture of the present. -- M.A. Orthofer, The Complete Review
Composed like a twenty-first century flashback to Nikolai Gogol's "Diary of a Madman," Zuzana Brabcová's excellent, final novel Aviaries is a surrealist collage of memories, anxieties, and fantasies. -- Jeff Alford, Rain Taxi