Love And Garbage (Penguin International Writers)

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9780140139471: Love And Garbage (Penguin International Writers)

A writer whose works are rejected by the state publishing houses takes a job on a street-sweeping gang in Prague. His co-workers provide him with a new and unsettling view of this city and his society. This book evokes the fate of the creative artist under a repressive regime.

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"A sad and hauntingly beautiful elegy for just about everything mortal" ( Time Out)

"Few writers have the invention and skill to juxtapose within one novel so many diverse themes, mundane and sublime, savage and compassionate, held in a satisfying balance. He tosses time and space about in a net seeking to catch the eternal" ( Observer)

"The dilapidated regime Love and Garbage depicts is now of course on history's rubbish dump. One of those who helped to put it there is this writer" ( Sunday Times)

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‘Few writers have the invention and skill to juxtapose within one novel so many diverse themes, mundane and sublime, savage and compassionate, held in a satisfying balance. He tosses time and space about in a net seeking to catch the eternal…It is rare that one meets a new literary voice of such originality and mastery.' Observer

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Klima, Ivan ( Translated from the Czech by Ewald Osers )
Published by Penguin Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0140139478 ISBN 13: 9780140139471
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140139478

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