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.
A Czech Dreambook

A Czech Dreambook

Vaculík, Ludvík

It’s 1979 in Czechoslovakia, ten years into the crushing restoration of repressive communism known as normalization, and Ludvík Vaculík h...

published: october 2019
recommended price: 540 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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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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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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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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