Michal Ajvaz

The Other City

Trans. Tora Hedin
En Annan Stad
En Annan Stad
Aspekt, 2010, 204 pp
Language: Swedish
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.

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Information about the original Czech edition

Druhé město

Other selected published translations (7)

Другой город Russian

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

The Other City English

Den andre byen Norwegian

L'Altra Praga Italian

L'autre ville French

Kitas miestas Lithuanian

Language: Swedish
Title: En Annan Stad
Place: Stockholm
Publisher: Aspekt
Year: 2010
Pages: 204
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency