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A Labour of Moles Paperback – Oct 15 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Sylph Editions (Oct. 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956509282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956509284
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 45 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #778,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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 “Ivan Vladislavic’s oeuvre has involved ongoing innovation in form that refuses pigeonholing . . . [His] innovation is not merely a literary trick or game, but a function of a way of living that brings together socio-political relevance and the vitality of freedom.”

(Gerald Gaylard Safundi)

About the Author

Ivan Vladislavić is a South African short story writer and novelist of Croatian origin.  He lives in Johannesburg where he also works as an editor.

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A beautifully illustrated short story Jan. 25 2014
By Eleanor - Published on
Format: Paperback
"A Labour of Moles" finds the narrator transported to a strange land consisting of unsettling voids and seemingly random objects. As the narrator starts to make sense of his environment, questions are raised as to his own identity. Ivan Vladislavić's playful short story has been written for the Cahiers Series, a set of beautifully produced pamphlets exploring aspects of literature and translation. This pamphlet, printed on pleasingly thick cream paper, contains plentiful detailed illustrations from the Duden pictorial dictionary, which complement and lend a wonderful strangeness to the narrative.