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The Cyclist Conspiracy

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Publisher Comments:

Told through a series of "historical documents"—memoirs, illustrations, letters, philosophical treatises, blue prints, maps—the novel details the tale of a secret Brotherhood who meet in dreams, gain esoteric knowledge from contemplation of the bicycle, and seek to move in and out of history, manipulating events.

Review:

"In this first English translation of a 1988 Serbian classic, Major's translation captures the wit and wisdom of one of Serbia's most acclaimed authors. In the preface, Basara calls himself the 'editor' of this anthology of found texts, personal missives, historical archives, tales, poems, lists, memoirs, manifestos, maps, and drawings 'dedicated to the secret of the Evangelical Bicyclists of the Rose Cross,' an elusive sect of mystics who gather in their dreams and spend their waking hours smashing timepieces, riding bicycles, and contemplating the velocipede's form and ability to 'contradict gravity.' Theirs is a contrarian society that sees the world afresh, from all sides, and intends to destroy systems of all kinds: philosophical, political, theological, and psychological. Or, as one of the collected scholars notes within its pages, their writings are a 'product of a few liars with too much time on their hands.' At once a rich philosophical tome and vision-altering spoof of the same, this 'meta-goulash' will interest readers of Jorge Luis Borges's Labyrinths and Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A novel about a secret Brotherhood that meet in dreams, believe the bicycle represents the soul, and smash clocks.

About the Author

Svetislav Basara is a major figure of contemporary Serbian literature and the author of over two dozen novels and short story collections. In 2006 he receive the NIN Award, and served as the Serbian Ambassador to Cyprus from 2001 to 2005.

Randall A. Major teaches in the English Department at the University of Novi Sad, and is one of the editors and translators of the Serbian Prose in Translation series produced by Geopoetika Publishing in Belgrade.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934824580
Author:
Basara, Svetislav
Publisher:
Open Letter Books
Author:
Major, Randall A.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
285
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 14 oz

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Product details 285 pages Open Letter - English 9781934824580 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this first English translation of a 1988 Serbian classic, Major's translation captures the wit and wisdom of one of Serbia's most acclaimed authors. In the preface, Basara calls himself the 'editor' of this anthology of found texts, personal missives, historical archives, tales, poems, lists, memoirs, manifestos, maps, and drawings 'dedicated to the secret of the Evangelical Bicyclists of the Rose Cross,' an elusive sect of mystics who gather in their dreams and spend their waking hours smashing timepieces, riding bicycles, and contemplating the velocipede's form and ability to 'contradict gravity.' Theirs is a contrarian society that sees the world afresh, from all sides, and intends to destroy systems of all kinds: philosophical, political, theological, and psychological. Or, as one of the collected scholars notes within its pages, their writings are a 'product of a few liars with too much time on their hands.' At once a rich philosophical tome and vision-altering spoof of the same, this 'meta-goulash' will interest readers of Jorge Luis Borges's Labyrinths and Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A novel about a secret Brotherhood that meet in dreams, believe the bicycle represents the soul, and smash clocks.
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