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Krakatiet

Karel Čapek
Trans. Irma Pieper Dutch

This classic Czech novel about the risks and abuse of science by Karel Čapek was first published in 1922. Krakatit deals with the invention of a substance known as krakatit (although perhaps in English this should be more accurately rendered as krakatite)…

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Regler för löjligt uppförande
Emil Hakl
Trans. Mats Larsson Swedish
Het einde van de punk in Helsinki
Jaroslav Rudiš
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
Rybia krew
Jiří Hájíček
Trans. Dorota Dobrew Polish
Prague in the Heart
Renáta Fučíková
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Regler för löjligt uppförande
Emil Hakl
Trans. Mats Larsson Swedish
Het einde van de punk in Helsinki
Jaroslav Rudiš
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
Rybia krew
Jiří Hájíček
Trans. Dorota Dobrew Polish
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 2015 Josef Škvorecký Award
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 2015 Jaroslav Seifert Prize
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 2015 Literary prize of the Knižní Klub
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From Hašek to Hrabal…, Czech heretics have given satirical heft to the profane digressions of Bohemian boozers. Emil Hakl, a leading figure on Prague’s post-Soviet literary scene, belongs in their ironic company.
—Boyd Tonkin
The Independent
Emil Hakl
From Hašek to Hrabal…, Czech heretics have given satirical heft to the profane digressions of Bohemian boozers. Emil Hakl, a leading figure on Prague’s post-Soviet literary scene, belongs in their ironic company.
—Boyd Tonkin
The Independent
The End of Punk in Helsinki is undoubtedly Rudiš’s best novel (...) “punk- rock” successor to Hrabal, he has now found a new position: he comments melancholically and sarcastically on the disillusionment of an aging punk, but the observations, lively dialogue and odd characters are framed by a solid plot with troubled fates for the protagonists.
—Pavel Mandys
iLiteratura.cz
Brikcius is quite simply a Renaissance man and every inch the intellectual – in the best sense of the word. The essence of his work is summed up by the writer Viktor Šlajchrt in a foreword: ‘Eugen Brikcius’ most authentic creation continued to be his personality, and by extension the story artfully stylized into a legend.’
—Ondřej Bezr
kultura.idnes.cz
Eugen Brikcius
Brikcius is quite simply a Renaissance man and every inch the intellectual – in the best sense of the word. The essence of his work is summed up by the writer Viktor Šlajchrt in a foreword: ‘Eugen Brikcius’ most authentic creation continued to be his personality, and by extension the story artfully stylized into a legend.’
—Ondřej Bezr
kultura.idnes.cz
Stančík simply enjoys himself. His novel is the type of book you want to take everywhere, enthusiastically quoting from it at every opportunity.
—Boris Hokr
Aktualne.cz
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