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The Return of Kral Majales: Prague's International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010

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This ground-breaking anthology includes the work of over 90 writers and translators active in Prague during the two decades following the Velvet Revolution; generously illustrated with archival photos, portraits, film-stills and memorabilia; and complemented by a detailed bibliography of English-language literary journals, book publications, chapbook series, anthologies... ...more
Paperback, 960 pages
Published May 2010 by Litteraria Pragensia Books
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"Prague with its legendary charms is, in fact, one of those cities that effectively pin down poetic thought, which is always more or less adrift in space." --Andre Breton (1935)

Hailed by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney as "a magnificent volume, a huge effort and obviously worth the effort," this ground-breaking anthology includes the work of over 90 writers and translators active in Prague during the two decades following the Velvet Revolution. Louis Armand's introduction charts a fascinating histo
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Louis Armand is a writer and visual artist who has lived in Prague since 1994. He has worked as an editor and publisher, and as a subtitles technician at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and is an editor of VLAK magazine. He is the author of eight novels, including Breakfast at Midnight in 2012, "a perfect modern noir, presenting Kafka's Prague as a bleak, monochrome singularity of darkness, despai ...more