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The Golden Age (Czech Literature Series) by Michal Ajvaz, Andrew Oakland

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By Michal Ajvaz, Andrew Oakland

The Golden Age is a fantastical travelogue during which a modern day Gulliver writes a publication a couple of civilization he as soon as encountered on a tiny island within the Atlantic. The islanders appear at the start to do not anything yet sit down and realize the realm, and certainly draw no contrast among fact and illustration, in order that a reflect photograph turns out as giant to them as anyone (and vice versa); however the heart in their tradition is published to be “The Book," a handwritten, collective novel packed with feuding royal households, murderous sorcerers, and slender escapes. someone is loose to write down in “The Book," including their very own tales, crossing out others, or perhaps ap- pending “footnotes" within the kind of little paper pouches choked with additional text—but in fact there are pouches inside of pouches, in order that the tale is most unlikely to learn “in order," and shortly starts to crush the narrator's orderly treatise.

Translated by means of Andrew Oakland.

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