Curator Reviews

1969 Book Club

An intimate portrait of the relationship between a mother and her son, Life is Elsewhere follows the life of Jaromil, a posturing no-good poet growing up between World War II and the Prague Spring. Reviewing it in the New York Times, Paul Theroux wrote, “It is, among other things, a novel of tremendous elasticity, stretching in all directions as it moves forward; it is also very funny.”

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