Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Czech it out

From Jonathan Bolton's "Reading Michal Ajvaz," in the latest Context:

Imagine an indecipherable script that gradually overruns all the books in your library. Imagine a text that disappears as you read it, “like old frescoes in a catacomb, when the fresh air penetrates to them.” Imagine an epic poem carved in the ice of a frozen pond (and imagine the thaw). Imagine discovering a new key on your typewriter. Imagine a death sentence written in shellfish.

Read the rest here.


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