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
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