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Stern’s Attempt to Love

David Zábranský
Trans. Kepa Uharte Spanish

A novel about a man who appears to lose his emotional self between pornography, philosophy and art, while craving vainly to find deeper meaning and fullfilment.

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It sounds like a cliché, and in itself it isn’t enough to win him laurels, but there really is no-one in this country who writes like Zábranský. That’s why I follow him. After all, openly elitist authors have never had an easy time of it in the Czech lands, and Zábranský is one such example par excellence.
—Petra Hůlová
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David Zábranský
It sounds like a cliché, and in itself it isn’t enough to win him laurels, but there really is no-one in this country who writes like Zábranský. That’s why I follow him. After all, openly elitist authors have never had an easy time of it in the Czech lands, and Zábranský is one such example par excellence.
—Petra Hůlová
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Kratochvil enhances the fragile poetic of a Bohumil Hrabal with the rough churlishness of a Günter Grass; he combines the cynicism of a Milan Kundera with the dreaming of a Bruno Schulz.
—Andreas Breitenstein
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
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Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
—Booktrust
The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
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