Michal Viewegh

Tales of Love

Trans. Edgar de Bruin
Verhalen over de liefde
Language: Dutch
Title: Verhalen over de liefde
Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: Voetnoot
Year: 2013
Pages: 77
Genre: Prose
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Young lovers and older ones, married couples and divorced ones, bachelors and widows, passions that are admitted and concealed, but also an abstruse relationship of son and his dying father – simply, love in all its guises – such is the main theme of the latest book by the most popular contemporary Czech writer Michal Viewegh.

In all of the sixteen short stories, the writer utilizes his style and composition, and imaginatively adds to the thematic diversity with a wide array of narrative tools. Viewegh observes the happy as well as the adverse side of love, not only with understanding, but also with his traditional ironic coolheadedness. Occasional sadness or melancholy imbued in these short proses is almost invariably “duly” accompanied by verbal and situational humour…

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Language: Dutch
Title: Verhalen over de liefde
Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: Voetnoot
Year: 2013
Pages: 77
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
Grants