A Love Letter in Cuneiform (The Margellos World Republic of by Tomáš Zmeškal,Alex Zucker PDF

By Tomáš Zmeškal,Alex Zucker

ISBN-10: 0300186975

ISBN-13: 9780300186970

Set in Czechoslovakia among the Nineteen Forties and the Nineteen Nineties, Tomáš Zmeškal’s stimulating novel specializes in one family’s tragic tale of affection and the unstated. Josef meets his spouse, Kveta, earlier than the second one global struggle at a public lecture on Hittite tradition. Kveta chooses to marry Josef over their mutual buddy Hynek, but if her husband is later arrested and imprisoned for an unnamed crime, Kveta provides herself to Hynek in go back for aid and suggestion. the writer explores the complexities of what's no longer spoken, what can't be stated, the repercussions of silence after a trial, the absurdity of forgotten ache, and what it truly is to be an outsider.
In Zmeškal’s story, advised now not chronologically yet quite as a mosaic of occasions, time progresses inconsistently and unpredictably, as does one’s realizing. The saga belongs to a specific kinfolk, however it additionally exposes the bigger, ongoing fight of postcommunist jap Europe to come back to phrases with discomfort while catharsis is denied. Reporting from a clean, multicultural point of view, Zmeškal makes a welcome contribution to ecu literature within the twenty-first century.

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