The Other City
Translated by Gerald Turner
Gerald Turner has been translating modern Czech and Slovak writing for over thirty years. Prior to 1990 he translated, under the pseudonym of A. G. Brain, many banned authors, including Václav Havel, Karel Pecka, and Ludvík Vaculík. His recent translations include Europeana by Patrik Ouredník, for which he received the US PEN Translation Award in 2004.
Patrik Ouredník's first novel to be translated into English is a unique version of the history of the twentieth century. Told in an informal, mesmerizing voice, Ouredník represents the twentieth century in all its contradictions and...