Love and Garbage
By (author) Ivan Klima
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Love and Garbage by Ivan Klima
Book DescriptionThe narrator of Love and Garbage has temporarily abandoned his work-in-progress - an essay on Kafka - and exchanged his writer's pen for the orange vest of a Prague road-sweeper. As he works, he meditates on Czechoslovakia, on Kafka, on life, on art and, obsessively, on his passionate and adulterous love affair with the sculptress Daria. Gradually he admits the impossibility of being at once an honest writer and an honest lover, and with that agonising discovery comes a moment of choice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099429586
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ivan Klima
Performing Captivity, Performing Escape, Paperback (April 2014)
The concentration camp and Jewish ghetto at Terezin, or Theresienstadt, in what is now the Czech Republic, was a site of enormous suffering, fear, and death; but in the midst of this was a thriving and desperately vibrant cultural life. This book collects eleven theatrical texts written by Czech and Austrian Jews.
My Crazy Century, Paperback (April 2014)
Ivan Klima, 'a writer of enormous power and originality' (The New York Times Book Review), has penned an intimate autobiography that explores his life under Nazi and Communist regimes.
Matthew Monteith: Czech Eden, Hardback (January 2007)View all books by Ivan Klima
When he first visited the Czech Republic in the 1990s, Matthew Monteith was taken with the details of ordinary life in this country in transition. This book features his photographs.
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Author Biography - Ivan Klima
Ivan Klima was born in 1931 in Prague. He was the editor of the journal of the Czech Writer's Union during the Prague Spring. In 1969 he was a visiting professor to the University of Michigan. He returned to Czechoslovakia the following year. He is the author of many plays and novels including Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, The Ultimate Intimacy and No Saints or Angels. Klima was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize in 2002.
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