The Last Window-giraffe: A Picture Dictionary for the Over Fives

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Anthem Press, 2008 - History - 119 pages
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Peter Zilahy is just the vagabond polymath the New Europe needs. Don't wait. Climb aboard the rollercoaster today. Read The Last Window-Giraffe as an elaborate, erudite, gut-wrenching belly-laugh at everything that went wrong and all the people who failed to fix it.'
Lawrence Norfolk, author of 'In the Shape of a Boar'
'Wonderful!'
Victor Pelevin, author of 'Babylon'
'Not only a great piece of literature but a visual feast as well.'
Julian Evans, BBC
'In these bittersweet pages you will find the fall of the regimes, and the last twenty years of Eastern Europe.'
Enrico Remmert, Rolling Stone Magazine
'Peter Zilahy, wanderer, adventurer, initiator of a great many performances and provocations, much resembles Jean-Arthur Rimbaud during the Commune of Paris.'
Yuri Andrukhovych, author of 'Twelve Rings' and 'The Secret'
This book is about the madness of everyday life under a dictatorship. It shifts in theme and time, testing the borderlines of prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction, history and autobiography - all in the unassuming guise of a child's ABC. Filled with his own striking photographs, Peter Zilahy gives fascinating insight into whole other universe behind the Iron Curtain. The Last Window-Giraffe is one of the most unusual, beguiling books you will ever read.
 

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Contents

Section 1
37
Section 2
48
Section 3
52
Section 4
73
Section 5
91
Section 6
100
Section 7
105
Section 8
106
Section 9
108
Section 10
112
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About the author (2008)

Péter Zilahy was born in 1970 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a writer and performer with diverse interests. His books have been translated into 18 languages. In 2001 he was a lecturer at New York University. His dictionary-novel 'The Last Window-Giraffe' won the Book of the Year Prize in Ukraine in 2003.

Lawrence Norfolk is the author of three novels, including 'In the Shape of a Boar'.

Tim Wilkinson worked as an academic editor in Hungary in the 1970s. Alongside a number of translations of historical works, he has translated three novels by Imre Kertész.

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