One of the great Czech modernists Richard Weiner has finally been translated into English, with the novel The Game For Real in a translation by Benjamin Paloff being published by Two Lines Press this week.
Read an excerpt in B O D Y here
Like Kafka, Weiner never lived to see his writing appreciated, this novel wasn’t published till decades after his death. Unlike Kafka, of course, he wrote in Czech and lived in Paris, which is as opposite from living with your parents as was possible during that period in history. The book is a linguistic feast and the translation a tour de force.