Alex Zucker

Translation, Editing, Communications

The Opportune Moment, 1855

by Patrik Ouředník (2011, Dalkey Archive Press)

“A treasure of historical and imaginative detail converge in this fascinating work about a group of disenchanted Europeans who travel to Brazil in the mid-19th century to start a utopian society.”


“For the author of Europeana, the journey is also an opportunity to examine different European nationalities close up, and this time it is far more entertaining.”
— Anna Aslanyan, 3:AM Magazine


“Once again we tip our proverbial hats to the estimable Dalkey Archive Press for bringing us a fascinating work of European fiction that would otherwise almost certainly be unknown to the US reading public.”

Reviews, Interviews, Writings

Selected Works

Fiction
“. . . a book sure to dazzle and please a great many readers.” – Wall Street Journal
“. . . should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.”
Times Literary Supplement
“. . . a gleeful skewering of the Czech national character and a character-rich, dialogue-sassy send-up colored by a lingering Communist legacy.”
Publishers Weekly
“. . . an acutely observed account — compelling despite its grimness — of the lives of its semi-nomadic subjects.”
Times Literary Supplement