Others' Paradise

Others' Paradise By Paul Leppin Stephanie Howard Amy R. Nestor, Fiction Translated from the German by Stephanie Howard and Amy R Nestor Towards the end of his life Leppin wrote Prague remains my deepest experience Its conflict, its mystery, its rat catcher s beauty have ever provided my poetic efforts with new inspiration and meaning OTHERS PARADISE represents one of the most intense expressions of this experience Beginning wFiction Translated from the German by Stephanie Howard and Amy R Nestor Towards the end of his life Leppin wrote Prague remains my deepest experience Its conflict, its mystery, its rat catcher s beauty have ever provided my poetic efforts with new inspiration and meaning OTHERS PARADISE represents one of the most intense expressions of this experience Beginning with the highly imagistic The Doors of Life, the eight stories contained in this volume detail the contours of the lives and visions of a collection of Prague inhabitants, from a prostitute bound to the decay of the old Jewish Quarter, to a man caught in the memory of a lost love and a shoemaker whose knowledge of the world has been constricted to the view from the window of his cellar workroom Binding their personal histories, woven into their most intimate details, is Prague itself, the city whose nature, mythical and yet all too real, gives shape and force to their desires while simultaneously determining their frustrations.. Others Paradise Fiction Translated from the German by Stephanie Howard and Amy R Nestor Towards the end of his life Leppin wrote Prague remains my deepest experience Its conflict its mystery its rat catcher s beaut

  • Title: Others' Paradise
  • Author: Paul Leppin Stephanie Howard Amy R. Nestor
  • ISBN: 9788086264073
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Others' Paradise”

    1. Tells short stories that reveal a fractured man desperate to escape the monotony of the everyday life but simultaneously scared of the consequences Many symbolist inspired pieces comparable to Marcel Schwob

    2. a christian version of kafka, imo which makes it well worth reading since the creative imagination through fanciful ala garcia marquez metaphor operates while reading the fiction of leppin who actually was a resident of Prague as kafka was and we see ourselves in new but truthful ways a heavy statement, i know but real nonetheless i ve no clue if fanciful realistic literature is a category or not but for me kafka, marquez, and leppin represent for me the joy of that type of literature soooo much [...]

    3. Fast becoming one of my favorite authors A predecessor of Kafka in love with Prague s dark places and fractured cityscape This is a series of short tales that are as much psychological thrillers as modernist remakes of East European fables.

    4. The writing is beautiful with many a lyric line The protagonists in these stories though too often have just one dimension, their tragic flaw, explored.

    5. Read these stories on my walk to the library, stopped by my favorite reading spot for an hour Beautiful language and imagery I would like to re read this sometime soon.

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