Miloš Doležal

As If We Should Die Today

Trans. Tiziana Menotti
Come se dovessimo morire oggi
Come se dovessimo morire oggi
Itacalibri, 2015, 208 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Biography
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E: milos.dolezal@rozhlas.cz
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The story of the Číhošť priest, Josef Toufar, murdered by the communist secret police in February 1950 in a staged process with the objective of annihilating the spiritual dimension of the Czech society in general. The genre is a mixture of documentary, fiction and poetry. A series of short chapters based on in-depth research, summarising, rather objectively, albeit with the author’s obvious passion for his subject, the life and death of a man who had the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The indictment of the monstrous nature of the previous regime on the one hand and the monumentalisation of human nature, selflessness and strong belief on the other. Miloš Doležal, born 1970, a poet and a journalist, an employee of the Czech Radio station Vltava, was awarded the first prize in the Book of the Year competition organised by the Lidové noviny daily newspaper.

More information on the Italian edition here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Jako bychom dnes zemřít měli

Language: Italian
Title: Come se dovessimo morire oggi
Place: Italy
Publisher: Itacalibri
Year: 2015
Pages: 208
Genre: Biography
Grants