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.
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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Un'estate capricciosa

Un'estate capricciosa

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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Les Hommes hors-jeu

Les Hommes hors-jeu

Poláček, Karel

Emmanuel Habasko est un jeune chômeur habitant avec son père dans un petit appartement de Zizkov, faubourg prolétaire de la capitale tché...

published: december 2012
recommended price: 430 czk

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Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines

Hašek, Jaroslav

Jaroslav Hašek is a Czech writer most famous for his widely read if incomplete novel The Good Soldier Schweik, a series of absurdist vign...

Bugulma and Other Stories

published: august 2012
recommended price: 390 czk

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Velitelem města Bugulmy

Velitelem města Bugulmy

Hašek, Jaroslav

Jaroslav Hašek is a Czech writer most famous for his widely read if incomplete novel The Good Soldier Schweik, a series of absurdist vign...

published: january 2012
recommended price: 285 czk

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The Chattertooth Eleven

The Chattertooth Eleven

Bass, Eduard

Eduard Bass' story from 1922, a classic of Czech literature, has been published in English (Karolinum 2008). The translation, distinctive...

published: february 2009
recommended price: 390 czk

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Bubáci pro všední den

Bubáci pro všední den

Michal, Karel

With famous Everyday Spooks (orig. publ. 1961), Prague-born Karel Michal presents an unforgettable assortment of fantastic creatures that...

published: october 2008
recommended price: 295 czk

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Everyday Spooks

Everyday Spooks

Michal, Karel

With famous Everyday Spooks (orig. publ. 1961), Prague-born Karel Michal presents an unforgettable assortment of fantastic creatures that...

published: july 2008
recommended price: 390 czk

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