Ewald Murrer

Night Reading

Noční četba
Noční četba
Aula, 2019, 326 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9788086751436
Awards
 2020 Magnesia Litera – Poetry

Ewald Murrer today returns the almost forgotten genre of poetically fantastic short stories to the market with a monumental collection of a hundred epic texts. This genre is familiar to us from the collection Gaspard de la Nuit by French Romantic Aloysius Bertrand. In fact, the title of the book indicates this kinship. The poet enchants readers with his masterful storytelling talent. Imagination and a fascination with mystery come together with the grotesque and, here and there, naturalistic hyperbole in Night Reading. The author continues in the poetics of a particular melancholy and bizarre dreaming that captivated readers back in the 1990s with his book Zápisník pana Pinkeho (Diary of Mr. Pinke).

Language: Czech
Title: Noční četba
Publisher: Aula
Year: 2019
Pages: 326
Genre: Poetry
Awards
 2020 Magnesia Litera – Poetry