A clerk at the State Bank befins to notice that something strange is occouring, bank employees are stuffing their pockets with money, only to have it taken by the security guards who search the employees every night and confiscate the cash. There is a discrepancy between what is confiscated and what is returned and the clerk suspects a secret circulation is developing. In his family life the clerk and his children accquire pet guinea pigs which the clerk conducts secret experiments on, teaching them tricks and testing their intelligence.
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"The Guinea Pigs "is a chilling fable about dehumanization and alienation representing Vaculik's vision of the menace of Soviet domination in the wake of the 1969 invasion. Written in 1970, it is a sweeping condemnation of totalitarianism, embedded in a rich, imaginative, highly experimental narrative. In the words of the "New York Review of Books" it is "one of the major works of literature produced in postwar Europe."Review:
"The juicy, mischevious earthiness of the language Vaculik uses to narrate his monstrous parable about men and guinea pigs presents special problems. Fortunately for Kaca Polackova is an excellent translator, well equal to the challenge." --Antonin J. Liehm
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140040439
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