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by Peter Pist'anek,Donald Rayfield,Peter Petro

eBook Rivers of Babylon ePub
Author: Peter Pist'anek,Donald Rayfield,Peter Petro
Language: English
ISBN: 0953587843
ISBN13: 978-0953587841
Publisher: Garnett Press (November 6, 2007)
Pages: 259
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 291
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ePub file: 1699 kb
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Peter PiÅ¡t'anekâ?™s reputation is assured by Rivers of Babylon and by its hero, the most mesmerizing character of Slovak literature, Rácz, an idiot of genius, a psychopathic gangster.

Book 1 of 3 in the Rivers of Babylon Series. Peter PiÅ¡t'anekâ?™s reputation is assured by Rivers of Babylon and by its hero, the most mesmerizing character of Slovak literature, Rácz, an idiot of genius, a psychopathic gangster. Rácz and Rivers of Babylon tell the story of a Central Europe, where criminals, intellectuals and ex-secret policemen have infiltrated a new â?˜democracyâ?™. Slovaks see Peter PiÅ¡t'anek as their most flamboyant and fearless writer, stripping the nation of its myths and false self-esteem.

Introduction Šolik, ex-secret policeman Sholik. Peter Petro and Donald Rayfield.

Peter Pišťanek (pronounced Pishtyanek) is one of the most talented prose writers to appear after the fall of Communism in Slovakia. olik, ex-secret policeman Sholik.

About Peter Pišťanek: Pišťanek is a prose writer who managed to come out . See if your friends have read any of Peter Pišťanek's books. His novelistic debut, Rivers of Babylon was an unusual success with the readers as well as the critics

About Peter Pišťanek: Pišťanek is a prose writer who managed to come out with a new type of prose at the beginning of the 1990's  . His novelistic debut, Rivers of Babylon was an unusual success with the readers as well as the critics. The characters that fill his novel are small-time crooks and bigime izers as well as prostitutes.

The Slovak Peter Pist'anek's Rivers of Babylon was written as Communism was collapsing and first published in. .

The Slovak Peter Pist'anek's Rivers of Babylon was written as Communism was collapsing and first published in Slovakia in 1991. Execrated and adored in his native country, Pist'anek has understood the application of Juvenal's remark, that "in times like these it is difficult not to write satire", to the post-socialist world. I have not read a funnier, more vicious, wicked, truthful or vital satire since Fielding's Jonathan Wild or Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

The Slovak Peter Pist'anek's Rivers of Babylon was written as. Tibor Fischer, The Telegraph. Brilliantly translated from Slovak by Peter Petro, this story of a small-town loser turned enterprising bravura gangster in post-communist Slovakia is fuelled with formidable energy and ice-cool satire.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Rivers of Babylon by Peter Pist'anek (Hardback . Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition.

Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

Peter Pišťanek (28 April 1960, Devínska Nová Ves – 22 March 2015, Bratislava) was a Slovak writer. His first full-length novel Rivers of Babylon was published in 1991 (in English in 2007 in a translation by Peter Petro). It was followed by two other. It was followed by two other novels, The Wooden Village and The End of Freddy, which together make up a trilogy.

Combined and Uneven Development.

Not much is explained about the woman who strips naked in public in Peter Pist'anek's Slovakian novel Rivers of Babylon. Combined and Uneven Development.

Readers who enjoyed Peter Pišt’anek’s trilogy, Rivers of Babylon – and they are numerous – will be delighted to hear that the indefatigable Donald Rayfield has brought us, through his imprint the Garnett Press, another acerbic black comedy from Bratislava

Readers who enjoyed Peter Pišt’anek’s trilogy, Rivers of Babylon – and they are numerous – will be delighted to hear that the indefatigable Donald Rayfield has brought us, through his imprint the Garnett Press, another acerbic black comedy from Bratislava.

Peter PiÅ¡t'anekâ?™s reputation is assured by Rivers of Babylon and by its hero, the most mesmerizing character of Slovak literature, Rácz, an idiot of genius, a psychopathic gangster. Rácz and Rivers of Babylon tell the story of a Central Europe, where criminals, intellectuals and ex-secret policemen have infiltrated a new â?˜democracyâ?™. Slovaks see Peter PiÅ¡t'anek as their most flamboyant and fearless writer, stripping the nation of its myths and false self-esteem. The novel has been translated by Peter Petro of British Columbia University, in collaboration with the author . William Boyd (The Guardian): an astonishing findâ?¦ fuelled with formidable energy and ice-cool satire. It displays a fierce black humour that is both ruthless and exhilarating.Tibor Fischer (The Telegraph): the best fiction I've read on the â?˜wild westâ?™ periodJohnny le Falbe (Literary Review): fast and very funnyâ?¦ translation is excellent
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