Central European modern history is notable for many political and cultural discontinuities and often violent changes as well as many attempts to preserve and (re)invent traditional cultural identities. This series cultivates contemporary translations of influential literary works into English (and other languages) which have not been available to global readership due to censorship, the effects of Cold War or repetitive political disruptions in Czech publishing and its international ties. Readers in English both in today’s cosmopolitan Prague or anywhere in the physical and electronic world can thus become acquainted with works which capture the Central European historical experience and which express and also have helped to form Czech and Central European nature, humour and imagination. Believing that any literary canon can be defined only in dialogue with other cultures, the series will bring proven classics used in Western university courses as well as (re)discoveries aiming to provide new perspectives in intermedial areal studies of literature, history and culture. All titles are accompanied by an afterword, the translations are reviewed and circulated in the scholarly community before publication which has been reflected by nominations for several literary awards.
Of Mice and Mooshaber

Of Mice and Mooshaber

Fuks, Ladislav

Ladislav Fuks is an outstanding Czech writer, whose works primarily consist of psychological fiction focusing on the themes of anxiety an...

published: june 2014
recommended price: 490 czk

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Rambling On

Rambling On

Hrabal, Bohumil

Bohumil Hrabal (1914–97) has been ranked with Jaroslav Hašek, Karel Čapek, and Milan Kundera as among the greatest twentieth-century Czec...

An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab

published: march 2014
recommended price: 390 czk

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Rambling On (paperback)

Rambling On (paperback)

Hrabal, Bohumil

Bohumil Hrabal (1914–97) has been ranked with Jaroslav Hašek, Karel Čapek, and Milan Kundera as among the greatest twentieth-century Czec...

An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab

published: may 2016
recommended price: 280 czk

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Rozmarné léto

Rozmarné léto

Vančura, Vladislav

A famous work by Vladislav Vančura about adventures of magician Arnoštek, beautiful Anna, Mrs. Kateřina and mainly of three gentlemen in ...

published: december 2007
recommended price: 275 czk

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Rozmarné léto (italsky)

Rozmarné léto (italsky)

Vančura, Vladislav

Vladislav Vancura's Summer of Caprice is commonly considered untranslatable. The playful style of the narrative, the level of language ma...

Un'estate capricciosa

published: november 2013
recommended price: 480 czk

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Rusalka

Rusalka

Kvapil, Jaroslav

Famous as the libretto for Antonín Dvorák’s opera of the same name, Jaroslav Kvapil’s poem Rusalka is an intriguing work of literature on...

A Lyrical Fairy Tale in Three Acts

published: october 2020
recommended price: 280 czk

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Summer of Caprice

Summer of Caprice

Vančura, Vladislav

Vladislav Vancura's Summer of Caprice is commonly considered untranslatable. The playful style of the narrative, the level of language ma...

published: may 2006
recommended price: 480 czk

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