Michal Viewegh

Bliss was it in Bohemia/Notes On Fatherly Love

Trans. Nina Šuľgina
Лучшие годы - псу под хвост. Летописцы отцовской любви
Language: Russian
Title: Лучшие годы - псу под хвост. Летописцы отцовской любви
Place: Moscow, Russia
Publisher: Inostranka
Year: 2003
Genre: Prose
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Bliss was it in Bohemia is a wildly comic story about the fate of a Czech family from the 1960s onwards. At turns humorous, ironic and sentimental, an engaging portrait of their attempts to flee from history (meaning the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia) – or at least to ignore it as long as possible…

The main themes of Notes On Fatherly Love are not only the problems of youth and adolescence but also the relationship between children and their parents in a failed marriage. The narration is handled here in sections alternately by the children and the father, each of which differs greatly in style. The author gradually knits their individual views into a well-composed whole.

Information about the original Czech edition

Báječná léta pod psa

Other selected published translations (4)

Blendende Jahre für Hunde German

Quei favolosi anni da cane Italian

Cudowne lata pod psem Polish

Bliss was it in Bohemia English

Language: Russian
Title: Лучшие годы - псу под хвост. Летописцы отцовской любви
Place: Moscow, Russia
Publisher: Inostranka
Year: 2003
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency