Title: WAITING FOR THE DARK, WAITING FOR THE LIGHT ...
Publisher: London, England: Granta Books, 1994
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 234 pages. Published in 1994. The author's "post-Communist" novel. The first appearance of the title in English. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ivan Klima's "Waiting For The Dark, Waiting For The Light" in a felicitous English translation. The first work by the great Czech writer-dissident since the collapse of the former Soviet Union and its satellite countries. For much of his writing life, Ivan Klima's work was banned in his native Czechoslovakia. Set during the Velvet Revolution led by President Vaclav Havel, the novel follows the life of Pavel Fukova, a cynical cameraman for state-controlled TV in Czechoslovakia circa 1989. "Pavel and his cineaste buddy, Peter, attempted to flee the country 21 years ago. Since then, Pavel has sacrificed his dreams one by one on the altar of expediency. Klima's fine prose is as unsettling as his purpose. The handful of scenes in an acrid explosives factory are so gloomy they could have been written by Conrad. Klima may, indeed, be reflecting the Velvet Revolution's darkening heart" (Publishers Weekly). An absolute "must-have" title for Ivan Klima collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Selected by The New York Times as one of the best books of the year 1994. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IVAN KLIMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0140141014. Bookseller Inventory # 347
Synopsis: Describes life before, during and after Czechoslovakia's velvet revolution in 1989. Pavel is a middle-aged filmmaker, a not-quite dissident working uneasily within the boundaries set by the regime. He is paralyzed rather than liberated by the certain knowledge that change is coming.
About the Author:
Ivan Klíma was born in 1931 in Prague, where he lives today. He is the author of plays, stories and novels, all of which were first published outside his own country, where his work was banned until a few years ago. His novels include A Ship Named Hope, My Merry Mornings, My First Loves, Judge on Trial, and Love and Garbage.
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