Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0553213695 9780553213690 n n As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect He was laying on his hard, as it were armor plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike br
Laughable Loves is a collection of stories that first appeared in print in Prague before 1968, but was then was subsequently banned The seven stories are all concerned with love, or rather with the complex erotic games and stratagems employed by women and especially men as they try to come to terms
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O l on retrouve le brave soldat Chv k et son officier, le lieutenant Lucas, souvent s par s mais qui finissent toujours par se rejoindre, unis comme cul et chemise Virtuose du sabotage par exc s de z le, Chv k entra ne Lucas dans les pires catastrophes La fourberie g nialement cr tine du brave
Pour ce roman, traduit dans le monde entier, connu m me de ceux qui ne l ont pas lu et qui passe souvent pour l embl me de la litt rature europ enne crite apr s la Premi re Guerre mondiale, le pr sentateur n aura pas la pr somption ni de proposer une interpr tation nouvelle, ni de faire le point su
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B snick d lo v soub n m textu esko anglick m, parafr ze na slavn d lo.
Written in 1935 at the height of Czech Surrealism but not published until 1945, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a bizarre erotic fantasy of a young girl s maturation into womanhood Drawing on Matthew Lewis s The Monk, Sade s Justine, K.H Macha s May, and Murnau s Nosferatu as well as the form a
KIRKUS REVIEW nLizinka Tachezy, young and blonde and unable to fit into any secondary school program or training institute in the imaginary East European land here, is finally enrolled in a program for executioner trainees Tachezy p re, a philologist, is aghast Lizinka s mother, on the other hand,
On the roof of Prague s concert hall, Julius Schlesinger, aspiring SS officer, is charged with the removal of the statue of the Jew Mendelssohn but which one is he Remembering his course on racial science, Schlesinger instructs his men to pull down the statue with the biggest nose Only as the s
The Cowards is the story of an uncomplicated, talented youth caught up in momentous historic events who refuses either to be bored to death by politics or to lie down and die without a fight.
Josef Skvorecky, internationally acclaimed for his rich prose and expansive vision, spins a beguiling comical tale of army life under foreign occupation The Republic of Whores takes place on an army base in rural Czechoslovakia, where the draftees of the Seventh Tank Battalion reluctantly prepare f
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Inspired by Mrs Tolstoy and Mrs Dostoevsky, whose biographies about their husbands have now been published in Prague, Bohumil Hrabal decided to produce his own autobiographical work, ostensibly fiction, from his wife s point of view He would write, he said, not a putdown about myself, but a li