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