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Un'estate capricciosa

Un'estate capricciosa

Vančura, Vladislav

subjects: fiction
series: Modern Czech Classics

hardcover, 200 pp., 1. edition
translation: Massimi, Dario
published: november 2013
ISBN: 978-80-246-2250-7
recommended price: 480 czk



Vladislav Vancura's Summer of Caprice is commonly considered untranslatable. The playful style of the narrative, the level of language mastering and also the development of the metatextual context of the last 80 years together form this unmistakable classic of Czech literature. Looking from this perspective our Italian edition is an experiment, thanks to the translation by Dario Massimi on one side which inevitably - as every other translation - is an interpretation, and the original illustrations by Jiri Grus and the typography by Zdenek Ziegler on the other side. However, it is an experiment aiming to present an understanding of Czech spirit, humour and way of life.

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