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Rustic Baroque – A Novel

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Culture, history, language, and indeed the living memory of a nation fuse in Jiří Hájíček’s Rustic Baroque and in the additional stories included in this unique volume.
Winner of the Magnesia Litera prize as the best Czech novel of 2005, Rustic Baroque is set in South Bohemia about a decade after the Velvet Revolution. The story recalls the tumult in the countryside during the 1950s collectivization of agriculture, sheds light upon the torn social fabric in the decades to follow, and characterizes how Czech people of all generations struggle to come to grips with the unresolved remnants of their past in the years since totalitarian communists were driven from power in 1989.

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Weight 16.8 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

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