BARADLA CAVE pdf epub fb2

BARADLA CAVE by Eva Svankmajerova, Jan Svankmajer, Gwendolyn Albert pdf epub fb2

BARADLA CAVE Author: Eva Svankmajerova, Jan Svankmajer, Gwendolyn Albert
Title: BARADLA CAVE
ISBN: 8090217176
ISBN13: 978-8090217171
Other Formats: azw lit mbr lrf
Pages: 100 pages
Publisher: Twisted Spoon Press; y First printing edition (February 25, 2015)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1900 kb
Size EPUB version: 1889 kb
Subcategory: Erotica




Baradla Cave is a novel by the Czech Surrealist Eva Svankmajerova, who is perhaps best known for her paintings and collaboratian with her husband Jan Svankmajer on a number of films. Originally published in samizdat in the 1980s, the book was republished in 1995 by Edice Analogon, having lost none of the force of its social critique and wit. Baradla is a living organism, both place (Prague) and person (a woman), and the novel explores maternity and femininity while offering a satirical look at the overweening mother-state and consumer society. As the language shifts between psuedo-scientific jargon, common vernacular, and metaphoric stream, scenes of episodic sexual violence alternate with humorous reflections on various ingrained habits and customs. Svankmajerova's sense of the absurd is seemingly without limit, fingering here practically everything having to do with modern urban existence: drug addiction, murder, sex crimes, corruption, and dysfunctional family relationships.