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Ever Green Is...: Collected Prose (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

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Hailed as one of the most important Eastern European writers of the post-communist era, Pavel Vilikovsky began his career in 1964. But the implicit political content of his writing and its straightforward treatment of such taboo topics as bisexuality kept him from publishing the works collected in Ever Green Is..., until just before the Velvet Revolution.<P>The novella of the volume's title is the story of a life spent in Central Europe from the imperial period through communism. The narrator begins by attempting to tell of his seduction by the Austro-Hungarian head of intelligence but then spins off into a hilarious mosaic of exaggerations, experiences, and philosophical musings and holds forth on such topics as winning a gunfight atop the Matterhorn and whether Bucharest really is "The London of the south". Vilikovsky employs the postmodernist's palette, using manic energy and a string of literary and cultural illusions, to tell a story far more panoramic than the one in the mind — and on the tongue — of his main character.<P>This collection also includes the short story Everything I Know about Central-Europeanism (with a little friendly help from Olomouc and Camus), wherein the narrator meets the gloomy French existentialist while en route to serve on the jury of the Miss People's Democracy Pageant; and the acclaimed short novel A Horse Upstairs, a Blind Man in Vrable.

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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.

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Sabatos is a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Washington.---- Sabatos address 5/10/01: 3187 Allison Dr. Gibsonia PA 15044. Will be traveling abroad for most of su

Table of Contents

Translator's Acknowledgments

Translator's Introduction

Everything I Know about Central Europeanism (with a Little Friendly Help from Olomouc and Camus)

Ever Green Is . . .

A Horse Upstairs, a Blind Man in Vráble

Translator's Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810119086
Translator:
Sabatos, Charles
Introduction:
Sabatos, Charles
Editor:
Wachtel, Andrew Baruch
Author:
Vilikovsky, Pavel
Author:
Wachtel, Andrew Baruch
Author:
Sabatos, Charles
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Slovak fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Writings from an Unbound Europe (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 96-141
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
195
Dimensions:
8 x 4.75 in

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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.

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