Michal Ajvaz

The Other City

Trans. Tieske Slim
De andere stad
De andere stad
Kleine Uil, 2021, 256 pp
Language: Dutch
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9789493170483
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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.

Information about the original Czech edition

Druhé město

Other selected published translations (8)

Другой город Russian

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

The Other City English

En Annan Stad Swedish

Den andre byen Norwegian

L'Altra Praga Italian

L'autre ville French

Kitas miestas Lithuanian

Language: Dutch
Title: De andere stad
Publisher: Kleine Uil
Year: 2021
Pages: 256
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency