Jakuba Katalpa

Germans

Trans. Doris Kouba
Die Deutschen. Geographie eines Verlustes
Die Deutschen. Geographie eines Verlustes
Balaena, 2015, 420 pp
Language: German
Genre: Prose
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In her novel, Jakuba Katalpa explores the world of a German family stricken by the afflictions of the two World Wars, the worlds of Sudeten during the war and post-bellum Prague. The heroine’s promising life, carefree and straightforward at first, begins to crack over time, pink glasses give way to disillusion and the reader is faced with a question – is it really possible, after so many years, to find the truth? The author’s chiselled language sharply contrasts with the rawness of her depictions of the individual characters’ life milestones, enabling her to explore thoroughly the themes of loss and rootlessness which dominate the entire novel.

The original Czech edition won the “Česká kniha” Award 2013 and Josef Škvorecký Award 2013.

More information in German here.

Information about the original Czech edition

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Other selected published translations (1)

I tedeschi. Una geografia della perdita Italian

Language: German
Title: Die Deutschen. Geographie eines Verlustes
Place: Landsberg am Lech
Publisher: Balaena
Year: 2015
Pages: 420
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
Grants