Jaroslav Rudiš

Czech Paradise

Trans. Katarzyna Dudzic-Grabińska
Czeski Raj
Czeski Raj
Książkowe Klimaty, 2020, 202 pp
Language: Polish
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788366505063
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W: http://rudis.cz/
E: jararudis@centrum.cz
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Witty conversations in a sauna staking everything on undiluted dialogue.

A group of sixteen friends regularly meet in a sauna for some sweaty guy time filled with chat. But their refuge is about to close for good. This witty novel about men’s woes is based on pure dialogue from speakers who are only referred to by their Indian nicknames. It was staged in Brno by Divadlo Feste as the play Čekání na konec světa (Waiting for the End of the World) before the literary version was created, and in February 2019 it will have its premiere in Germany. This essentially humorous novel doesn’t have a central character or a dominant narrator, and yet it knows all there is to know about men’s expulsion from paradise. The great male we in times when something significant is coming to an end is the unifying element of this prose work.

Information about the original Czech edition

Český ráj

Language: Polish
Title: Czeski Raj
Publisher: Książkowe Klimaty
Year: 2020
Pages: 202
Genre: Literary fiction
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