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Mummy Mill

Petr Stančík
Trans. Daniel Ordóñez Spanish

A fantastical and linguistically opulent post-historical detective novel from the second half of the 19th century.

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My Journey to Nowhere
Martin Vopěnka
Trans. Elżbieta Zimna Polish
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Jan Němec
Trans. Anželina Penčeva Bulgarian
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The Absolute Gravedigger
Vítězslav Nezval
Trans. Stephan Delbos, Tereza Novická English
We're Still at War
Jana Fantová (ed.), Jan Polouček (ed.)
German
My Journey to Nowhere
Martin Vopěnka
Trans. Elżbieta Zimna Polish
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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
Petr Stančík
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
‘The Fifth Dimension’ is a weighty and at times challenging read, its themes nothing less than life, death, the universe and love. It’s absorbing, haunting and intellectually engaging throughout, with a gut-punch denouement.
—James Lovegrove
The Financial Times
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.
—Markéta Kittlová
iLiteratura
Ivan Wernisch
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.
—Markéta Kittlová
iLiteratura
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
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