Michal Ajvaz

The Other City

Trans. Kristin Sofie Kilsti
Den andre byen
Language: Norwegian
Title: Den andre byen
Place: Oslo, Norway
Publisher: Bokvennen
Year: 2012
Genre: Prose
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This distinctive novel is set in various shadowy settings about Prague, such as the belfry of St. Nicholas’s church, Petřín hill, a Malá strana café, Café Slavia, and the large Klementinum historical library. These are the places where a lonely young man walks at the ghostly hours of night and where flashes of the symbolic Other City emerge mingled with the reality of old Prague. All this is veiled in a dreamy atmosphere, the mysterious contents of which draw the narrator like a moth to a flame.

More information in Norwegian here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Druhé město

Other selected published translations (6)

Другой город Russian

Moderstwo w hotelu Intercontinental. Powrót starego warana. Inne miasto Polish

The Other City English

En Annan Stad Swedish

L'Altra Praga Italian

L'autre ville French

Language: Norwegian
Title: Den andre byen
Place: Oslo, Norway
Publisher: Bokvennen
Year: 2012
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency