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.
The Well at Morning

The Well at Morning

Reynek, Bohuslav

Poet and artist Bohuslav Reynek spent most of his life in the relative obskurity of the Czech-Moravian Highlands; although he suffered at...

Selected Poems and Graphic Artworks, 1925–1971

published: september 2017
recommended price: 490 czk

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The Cremator (paperback)

The Cremator (paperback)

Fuks, Ladislav

“The devil’s neatest trick is to persuade us that he doesn’t exist.” It is a maxim that both rings true in our contemporary world and per...

published: october 2016
recommended price: 280 czk

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God's Rainbow

God's Rainbow

Durych, Jaroslav

This is a book about collective guilt, individual fate, and repentance, a tale that explores how we can come to be responsible for crimes...

published: september 2016
recommended price: 450 czk

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Klapzubova jedenáctka

Klapzubova jedenáctka

Bass, Eduard

This already classic story by Eduard Bass from 1922 tells the story of father Klapzuba, who has raised his eleven sons as phenomenal socc...

published: june 2016
recommended price: 250 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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Un été capricieux

Un été capricieux

Vančura, Vladislav

In Summer of Caprice (the classic novel of the Twenties that was adapted into the beloved film of the Czech New Wave in the Sixties) the ...

published: december 2014
recommended price: 500 czk

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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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