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To Disappear

Petra Soukupová
Trans. Zsuzsanna Juhászné Hahn Hungarian

A young author describes the trials, burdens and dramas of family life in this bestselling 2010 Magnesia Litera book of the year.

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Soukupová has demonstrated an all-round literary talent: from the book’s overall structure through to sketching out particular situations, to one-liners. She has a precise vocabulary, a terse but functional style, and she can see into the heads of children as well as men and women. When she is writing she is obviously enjoying herself.
—Radim Kopáč
Týdeník Rozhlas
Petra Soukupová
Soukupová has demonstrated an all-round literary talent: from the book’s overall structure through to sketching out particular situations, to one-liners. She has a precise vocabulary, a terse but functional style, and she can see into the heads of children as well as men and women. When she is writing she is obviously enjoying herself.
—Radim Kopáč
Týdeník Rozhlas
Boučková stops each of her characters in front of the abyss of pathos and heart-rending cries, she leaves them to sober up from the first, deepest cut of sadness and throws them into another life.
—Klára Kubíčkova
iDnes
It would be a shame to be afraid of Daniela Hodrová. With her prose, the reader is plunged into a pleasant, stationary timelessness. For the writer, capturing the feelings of the characters is much more important than strictly observing the ticking away of the hours. In this respect, and in others, she resembles the English writer Virginia Woolf, who found inspiration in another noisy European metropolis, London.
—Klára Kolářová
Reflex
Daniela Hodrová
It would be a shame to be afraid of Daniela Hodrová. With her prose, the reader is plunged into a pleasant, stationary timelessness. For the writer, capturing the feelings of the characters is much more important than strictly observing the ticking away of the hours. In this respect, and in others, she resembles the English writer Virginia Woolf, who found inspiration in another noisy European metropolis, London.
—Klára Kolářová
Reflex
Renáta Fučíková set herself the difficult task of illustrating the life of the Czech composer and conductor Antonín Dvořák. And even though it might seem impossible to capture music using art, Fučíková has achieved this synthesis.
—Milena Subrtová
iLiteratura.cz
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