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Waiting for the dark, waiting for the light

Klíma, Ivan ; Wilson, Paul R. (trans)

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ISBN 10: 0802115748 / ISBN 13: 9780802115744
Published by Grove Press, New York, 1995
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in offwhite illus DJ; 234 p. ; 22 cm. Signed by the author on dedication page. "What happens to a rebel artist when there is nothing to rebel against? The novel follows Pavel Fukova, a Czech cameraman who under Communism dreamed of making a film that would be a searing portrait of his times. Now he can, but somehow he is always too busy with lucrative jobs, a TV spot, a commercial, a porn film. By the author of Love and Garbage." || Black humor (Literature) ; Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1945-1992 -- Fiction. Czech Republic -- Fiction. Fine in Fine price-clipped DJ. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 16292

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Title: Waiting for the dark, waiting for the light

Publisher: Grove Press, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Czechoslovakian author of Love and Garbage explores the aftermath of his country's "Velvet Revolution" of 1989 through the character of a middle-aged cameraman who feels disoriented by the country's new liberties.

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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