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Summer of Caprice

Summer of Caprice

Vančura, Vladislav

subjects: fiction, Czech studies
series: Modern Czech Classics

e-book, 1. edition
translation: Corner, Mark
published: december 2014
ISBN: 978-80-246-2576-8
e-book formats PDF, epub, mobi
recommended price: 335 czk

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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 English edition is an experiment, thanks to the translation by Mark Corner 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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