Hailed as one of the most important Eastern European writers of the post-Communist era, Pavel Vilikovsky actually began his career in 1965. But the political content of his writing and its straightforward treatment of such taboo topics as bisexuality kept him from publishing the works collected here until after the Velvet Revolution.
"There's a little of Bohumil Hrabal's playfulness and Karel Capek's bracing good-natured contempt for image cultivators and ideologues in this fine collection of three astringent tales. . . . Captivating, thought-provoking fiction." - Kirkus Reviews
"The originlaity of this work lies, first of all, in its style...and second of all, in the nature of the author's meditations on such subjects as death and dying, imagination and literature...Before the twentieth century closes its door, it would be extremely salutary to spend some time in the Bratislava of Pavel Vilikovsky, as we have spent some time in the Dublin of James Joyce or in the London of Virginia Woolf." - World Literature Today
This project has been funded with support from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.