A fantastical and linguistically opulent post-historical detective novel from the second half of the 19th century.
Stančík simply enjoys himself. His novel is the type of book you want to take everywhere, enthusiastically quoting from it at every opportunity.
What characterizes the poetry of Ivan Wernisch most aptly is perhaps its unreliability. The author dons all sorts of masks – playful, wistful, deceptive, earthy, deferential, derisive. However, this unreliability is also connected with uncertainty and a lack of culmination, thanks to which the collection is open, attracts repeat reading and awakens a desire to let oneself be carried up once again to the heights of Wernisch’s poems and jump, even in the knowledge that someone might maliciously cut the cord of one’s parachute again.
Actor Paul Giamatti will lend his voice to the novella's main character Hanta.
The focus of the Czech national stand this year is Václav Havel.
The film about frenzied illegal prospectors for the mineral moldavite premiered on 8th September.
The freely available e-book contains 10 stories by some of the best Czech sci-fi and fantasy authors.
The jury of the prestigious award will select the winner at the beginning of November.
The Czech authors will be speaking at events on 18th September.
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