Jiří Hájíček

Memories of a Village Dance

Trans. Jordanka Trifonova
Спомени за една селска вечеринка
Language: Bulgarian
Title: Спомени за една селска вечеринка
Place: Sofia, Bulgaria
Publisher: Gea-Libris
Year: 2017
Pages: 352
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9789543001651
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
W: http://www.dbagency.cz
E: blatna@dbagency.cz
Contacts
W: http://www.hajicek.info/
E: jiri@hajicek.info
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Written between 1995 and 2014, these twenty stories are set in rural South Bohemia. The reader encounters everyday mini-dramas, episodes that mark the canvas of great events of history or that merely capture a mood, and the dominant feelings and experiences of individuals. Hájíček evokes vividly the atmosphere of a landscape as we join the characters in wading through fallen leaves, fingering the stalks of flowering grasses, turning our face to the sun and braving the cold in a shabby overcoat. Tales of Christmas and legends of the village football team have a special place here.

The author makes no attempt to disguise the odour of the region; indeed, he exploits it to spice up his universal human stories. The short—story collection Memories of a Village Dance completes the picture of Jiří Hájíček as a novelist of provincial life, and as such it is a fine addition to the body of prose he has produced.

Information about the original Czech edition

Vzpomínky na jednu vesnickou tancovačku

Language: Bulgarian
Title: Спомени за една селска вечеринка
Place: Sofia, Bulgaria
Publisher: Gea-Libris
Year: 2017
Pages: 352
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency