The book Saturnin, Zdenek Jirotka is published by Karolinum Press, Charles University. Mark Corner A wonderfully lyrical passage from one of the classics of 20th century Czech writing, Zdenek Jirotka’s humorous novel, Saturnin. Zdeněk Jirotka Saturnin. likes. Book. Zdeněk Jirotka Saturnin. Book. people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for Facebook to get started.

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Mark Corner A wonderfully lyrical passage from one of the classics of 20th century Czech writing, Zdenek Ijrotka humorous novel, Saturnin. One form of resistance was to put the world created by invasion out of your mind and create another. Hardcoverpages. It was a miracle that there was no obvious sign of anyone having laid a finger on him.

It is a light comedy.

I happen to know him. Feb 21, annejude rated it it was amazing. Immigration changing Czech society.

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The book is accompanied jirotma original colour ill Zdenek Jirotka’s famous humorous novel was first jirofka in and since then, there have been more than 15 Czech editions. So I suppose it’s a bit like someone like Joseph Heller, that this is the one book that he’s become known for.

On its initial publication in Czech inSaturnin was a best seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected—if temporary—reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. Do they feel that you’ve captured the spirit of the book? This extract gives us some idea of what a beautifully written book this is, here in a highly acclaimed new translation by Mark Corner, the first ever rendition of the book into English.

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I aim to tell a story through my photographs. Without revealing too much about the action, I think I can say that while the narrator attempts to court the lovely and modern Barbara, money-grubbing relatives also staying at the cottage cause and are subject to a certain amount of mayhem. I wonder, is there any way in which you could have a political reading of it, because it was during the German occupation.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think he was called Zajicek, and I could translate that literally as Leveret. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Vyrazili tedy na cestu. The servant is out to throw things into disequilibrium, to nudge his master into a more adventurous life.

Recommended to lighten things up if current events have left you in the depths; you have to have to bit of respite to keep going.

Lock leaves and comes back again Mr. Broadcast in English Broadcast Archive. On a busy street corner on Na Porici Street in Prague, where cars drive by and trams roll along, stands an imposing time-worn building,…. To ask other readers questions about Saturninplease sign up. But most of all, it was like the sun setting in the mountains, and beautiful to behold. Quarterly Journal of the P.

Jednou ho jeho dedecek pozval k sobe na dovolenou, spolu s doktorem Vlachem a slecnou Barborou a Saturninem.

Zdenek Jirotka: the Czech P.G.Wodehouse – now available in a first English translation

He died earlier this year aged 92, and he had a long involvement in comedy and in broadcasting, I believe. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 06, Tereza S. Jun 23, Lauren rated it really liked it.


This doesn’t seem particularly notable at first, but when Barbara skillfully handles outdoor cooking despite the gibes of the narrator’s odious aunt, and is admired by all the wiser characters, the author is giving an example of the jurotka of competent, up-to-date, attractive young woman that was widely promoted as an ideal during the First Republic.

Jun 01, Tobias rated it it was amazing Shelves: You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. In one case there was a doctor. The popular Czech novelist Zdenek Jirotka died at the age of 92 early on Saturday. There are certain differences, I think.

I have no confidence in my powers as a translator, no confidence in my powers as someone who knows about Czech. Crazy cast of characters.

This young man is a little dense, but not so inept as Bertie. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Before saturninn The Shadow of the Wind, this was my favourite book. Odvezla jeho i se Saturninem do nemocnice. The hat was sitting on his head in a rather uncertain way that one tends to associate with a generous consumption of beer.