The Golden Age (Czech Literature Series)

By: Ajvaz, Michal

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The Golden Age is a fantastical travelogue in which a modern-day Gulliver writes a book about a civilization he once encountered on a tiny island in the Atlantic. The islanders seem at first to do nothing but sit and observe the world, and indeed draw no distinction between reality and representation, so that a mirror image seems as substantial to them as a person (and vice versa); but the center of their culture is revealed to be The Book, a handwritten, collective novel filled with feuding royal families, murderous sorcerers, and narrow escapes. Anyone is free to write in The Book, adding their own stories, crossing out others, or even ap- pending footnotes in the form of little paper pouches full of extra text but of course there are pouches within pouches, so that the story is impossible to read in order, and soon begins to overwhelm the narrator s orderly treatise.

Title: The Golden Age (Czech Literature Series)

Author Name: Ajvaz, Michal

Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press: 2010-04-20

ISBN Number: 1564785785

ISBN Number 13: 9781564785787

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1032726