Viktor Dyk

The Ratcatcher

Trans. Roman Kostovski
The Ratcatcher
Plamen Press, 2014, 132 pp
Language: English
Genre: Prose

In the old Saxon town of Hamelin, a stranger appears with a magical fife. He promises to rid the town of its rats for the sum of 100 Rhine Ducats. When its desperate citizens agree to hire his services he plays his fife and lures the rats to the river… Viktor Dyk’s rendition of the Pied Piper legend masterfully blends the skill of lyrical prose with early Twentieth Century modernist expression.

Language: English
Place: Washington, USA
Publisher: Plamen Press
Year: 2014
Pages: 132
Genre: Prose