IBNA- Two volumes of ‘Twins Trilogy’ titled ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Proof’ by noted Hungarian author Ágota Kristóf who wrote in French have been translated again into Persian and published.
According to IBNA correspondent, the new Persian translations of ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Proof’ have been accomplished by Ghasem San’avi and released by Nahid Publishing in Tehran. Earlier, Asghar Nouri translated the books into Persian which were printed by Morvarid Publishing.
The trilogy features another book, ‘The Third Lie’ and the compilation is formally titled (The Book of Lies - Twins Trilogy #1-3). These three internationally acclaimed novels have confirmed Agota Kristof's reputation as one of the most provocative exponents of new-wave European fiction.
With all the stark simplicity of a fractured fairy tale, the trilogy tells the story of twin brothers, Claus and Lucas, locked in an agonizing bond that becomes a gripping allegory of the forces that have divided "brothers" in much of Europe since World War II.
Kristof's postmodern saga begins with ‘The Notebook’, in which the brothers are children, lost in a country torn apart by conflict, who must learn every trick of evil and cruelty merely to survive.
In ‘The Proof’, Lucas is challenging to prove his own identity and the existence of his missing brother, a defector to the "other side." The Third Lie, which closes the trilogy, is a biting parable of Eastern and Western Europe today and a deep exploration into the nature of identity, storytelling, and the truths and untruths that lie at the heart of them all.
‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Proof’ have been respectively published in 174 and 184 pages and 550 copies.