It is our blindness, existential blindness which makes the world around us so mysterious. In his discreet way, Petr Kral lifts the veil -- Milan Kundera With Kral's virtuosic ability to get at the meat of a thing [...] we're treated to a sober and bittersweet and painfully observant volume -- Jeff Waxman Review of Contemporary Fiction Elegant and incisive meditations [...] Kral hints at the metaphysical ramifications of whatever he comes across -- John Taylor Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Petr Král, born in Czechoslovakia in 1941, was a member of the Czech surrealist movement alongside Vratislav Effenberger and the poet Vítezslav Nezval. He moved to Paris in 1968, where in the forty years since he has gained a considerable reputation as a prolific poet, essayist and film critic. He has also written a remarkable two-volume work on the burlesque comedies of the silent era. Petr Král lives and works in Paris and Prague where he returned in 2008.