A Love Letter in Cuneiform (The Margellos World Republic of by Tomáš Zmeškal,Alex Zucker

By Tomáš Zmeškal,Alex Zucker

Set in Czechoslovakia among the Forties and the Nineties, Tomáš Zmeškal’s stimulating novel makes a speciality of one family’s tragic tale of affection and the unstated. Josef meets his spouse, Kveta, ahead of the second one international battle at a public lecture on Hittite tradition. Kveta chooses to marry Josef over their mutual buddy Hynek, but if her husband is later arrested and imprisoned for an unnamed crime, Kveta provides herself to Hynek in go back for support and recommendation. the writer explores the complexities of what's now not spoken, what can't be stated, the repercussions of silence after a tribulation, the absurdity of forgotten discomfort, and what it's to be an outsider.
 
In Zmeškal’s story, advised no longer chronologically yet relatively as a mosaic of occasions, time progresses inconsistently and unpredictably, as does one’s realizing. The saga belongs to a specific kinfolk, however it additionally exposes the bigger, ongoing fight of postcommunist japanese Europe to come back to phrases with discomfort while catharsis is denied. Reporting from a clean, multicultural standpoint, Zmeškal makes a welcome contribution to eu literature within the twenty-first century.

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