The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague - Emma (Ed.)/ Landry Judith (Translator) Wilson, Judith Landry, Sylvie Germain, Emma Wilson

This is the book I received when my book order was mixed up and my bookseller sent the wrong book…otherwise, I probably would never have known of its existence.

As it turns out, this book tells the story – in the way of a long poem – about the spectre of a woman who appears in various places in Prague of a number of years, then disappears, weeping for various people, or groups or people, or injustices.

I very much enjoyed the idea of the book: the spectre of a weeping woman as the soul of the city grieving for the injustices carried out in history.

However, the repetitive style and and sometimes over-explained descriptions did not make for a gripping read.


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