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Golden Age, the (2001) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Golden Age is a fantastical travelogue in which a modern-day Gulliver writes a book about a civilization he once encountered on a tiny island in the Atlantic. The islanders seem at first to do nothing but sit and observe the world, and indeed draw no distinction between reality and representation, so that a mirror image seems as substantial to them as a person (and vice versa); but the center of their culture is revealed to be "The Book," a handwritten, collective novel filled with feuding royal families, murderous sorcerers, and narrow escapes. Anyone is free to write in "The Book," adding their own stories, crossing out others, or even ap- pending "footnotes" in the form of little paper pouches full of extra text—but of course there are pouches within pouches, so that the story is impossible to read "in order," and soon begins to overwhelm the narrator's orderly treatise.

Original title: Zlaty vek
Original languages: Czech

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Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Golden Age

The Golden Age (2010)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Oakland
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Manifested in:

The Golden Age (April 2010)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564785787
Pages: 336

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