(From the publisher):
Leena Krohn makes her English-language début here with two books in one: Doņa Quixote and Other Citizens
and Gold of Ophir
. These are tales from cities in which life is lived under threat of great disaster.
Doņa Quixote's reality, that of a modern city, is built up out of a series of portraits centering on the mysterious main character, whose presence is like a flame, drawing the dispossessed of the city to her.
Gold of Ophir, with its rich fusion of the language and imagery of science, alchemy and the Old Testament, makes a more mythic approach to the city. Consisting of tiny fragments of poetic prose, both books use fantasy to address the enigmatic relationship between reality and consciousness, and their endless interaction.
Original title: Dona Quixote and Other Writing
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy
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