Vitězslav Nezval

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Trans. Ondřej CikánOndřej Cikán
Valerie und die Woche der Wunder
Valerie und die Woche der Wunder
Kētos, 2018, 224 pp
Language: German
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9783903124066
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Written in 1935 at the height of Czech Surrealism but not published until 1945, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a bizarre erotic fantasy of a young girl’s maturation into womanhood on the night of her first menstruation. Referencing Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, Marquis de Sade’s Justine, K. H. Macha’s May, F. W. Murnau’s film Nosferatu, Nezval employs the language of the pulp serial novel to fashion a lyrical, menacing dream of sexual awakening involving a vampire with an insatiable appetite for chicken blood, changelings, lecherous priests, a malicious grandmother desiring her lost youth.

(source: Twisted Spoon Press)

 

 

Language: German
Title: Valerie und die Woche der Wunder
Publisher: Kētos
Year: 2018
Pages: 224
Genre: Literary fiction