Becoming a Westerner in China | Berliner Zeitung

REVIEW.

Cornelia Geißler: In China zur Westlerin werden. Berliner Zeitung, 19. 1. 2022, p. 13.

Radka Denemarková’s novel “Hours of Lead” is a colossus, a great work, a picture of the present with a view into history.

The book looks so imposing that it immediately dominates the room where it lies on the table. Red cover, black embossed title letters and the black drawing of a bird, even the pages form a black block. It takes the creative grand entrance to make you approach the novel seriously.

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Radka Denemarková: Stunden aus Blei. Novel. Translated from Czech by Eva Profousová. 880 pp, hardcover, EUR 32,90 (Verlag Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg)

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