Jiří Kratochvil

Singing in the Middle of the Night

Trans. Nathalie Zanello-Kounovsky
Au milieu des nuits un chant
Au milieu des nuits un chant
Gallimard, 1999
Language: French
Genre: Prose
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At the core of this novel is the autobiographical experience of a child of a post-1948 emigrant who grows up in the 1950’s Brno, surrounded by “caring” policemen and self-imposed supervisors. At the end of this structurally complex novel, two threads of plot come together in the leading motif of a search for a father – as well as for the hero’s own identity.

More information in French here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Uprostřed nocí zpěv

Other selected published translations (3)

Inmitten der Nacht Gesang German

Nel cuore delle notti un canto Italian

En mitad de la noche un canto Spanish

Language: French
Title: Au milieu des nuits un chant
Publisher: Gallimard
Year: 1999
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency