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An architect in an unnamed city considers his life, his work, and the many-layered history of the city he and his family--architects all--have contributed to building. In the days after World War II--during which American bombers destroyed much of what his father built--he becomes a Stalinist planner and realizes that the power of the nobility, the wealthy and the bourgeois has been usurped by technocrats. Vanished by those technocrats into the communist underworld of torture and imprisonment, he is eventually released into a post-Stalinist world and becomes the chief builder in a provincial town.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564784698
ISBN-10: 156478469X
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - George Konrad

Gy rgy Konr d is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom

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