Irena Dousková

White Elephants

Trans. Mirko Kraetsch
Die weißen Elefanten
Die weißen Elefanten
Balaena-Verlag, 2020, 160 pp
Language: German
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9783981998436
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This shorter work of prose is set in the not-so-distant past in a village close to the town of Beroun in Bohemia. In the course of one week, in short, interconnected episodes, the children´s counting-out rhyme works itself out: Luck, Bad luck, Love, Marriage, Doll, Cradle, Countess, Death. The prose has a subtle, balladic tuning; the atmosphere evokes the billowy air of summer over baked asphalt, through which true narrative jewels flash discreetly. Exquisite reading!

Information about the original Czech edition

O bílých slonech

Language: German
Title: Die weißen Elefanten
Publisher: Balaena-Verlag
Year: 2020
Pages: 160
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency