The Last Window-Giraffe (eng.)
“There’s a wizardry in Zilahy’s ability to shrink an entire historical epoch to human scale while at the same time elevating ordinary experience to mythic significance. This is intellectual alchemy of the highest order, executed with wit and compassion. Zilahy can murder a sacred cow and canonize an unknown victim of totalitarianism in a single sentence.”—Marina Abramović
“An absorbing blend of Middle-European angst, Monty Python, and Tristram Shandy.”—The Economist
“Zilahy delivers a generational confession.”—Times Literary Supplement
Credited as one of the inspirations for the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, this contemporary classic has been published in twenty-two languages, and appears here in Tim Wilkinson’s superb English translation.