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June 11, 2009
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About the Author
Michal Ajvaz is a Czech novelist, essayist, poet, and translator. In 2005, he was awarded the Jaroslav Seifert Prize for his novel Pra?zdne? ulice (Empty Streets). He is a researcher at Prague's Center for Theoretical Studies. In addition to fiction, he has published an essay on Derrida, a book-length meditation on Borges, and a philosophical study on the act of seeing.
Gerald Turner is a translator of Czech and was personal translator to Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic.
"Reading such a world means stepping inside it, letting it infect you, bruise, scrape, poison and obsess you."--Jonathan Bolton, "CONTEXT"