Peter Karpinský represents his second book for adults Antisumption after 12 years since the debut Notice for all owners of graves (1997). It was worth waiting for so long. Antisumption is a mature and conceptually sophisticated prose collection. Comparing to his debut, in Antisumption author manifestatives the sense of irony, comical elements interfere into the tragical situations. Indubitable refinement of this book related to author erudition, is shown in Allusion to the Bible, myths and world literature. The multiple plans are interacted and blended together in his stories, reality with the irreal, transformed myth with the story from today. The difficult is also the semantics of his latest prose, cause Karpinský can create and keep the secret until the end of text. In everyday situations in block of flats, hospital, newspaper stand, city and odd contryside too, the strange things begin to happen, as the author's characters often have the supernatural power – some phenomena (of our lives either) we cannot understand. Antisumption is an attractive, but not a vacantion book, in which the open conclusions of the stories leaves Karpinský to the reader's concretization.
Vydavateľstvo Pectus, Košice 2009
paperback, number of pages: 248
format: 120 x 190 mm
VOC s DPH: 7,80 €
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