Emil Hakl

A True Story

Trans. Edgar de Bruin
Een ware gebeurtenis
Een ware gebeurtenis
Voetnoot, 2015, 186 pp
Language: Dutch
Genre: Prose
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A novel about all that happens as consequence of one ordinary date, one ordinary friendship, one ordinary distraint and one ordinary desire for revenge. Hakl remains faithful to generic unclassifiability – snippets from the history of the German RAF are mixed in with the wretchedness of the contemporary Czech condition, existential thriller meets love story, gray optimism blends with black reality. The one new feature in Hakl’s prose is of crucial significance, though – action as the only possible solution.

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Other selected published translations (2)

Acht Tage bis Montag German

Истинско събитие Bulgarian

Language: Dutch
Title: Een ware gebeurtenis
Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: Voetnoot
Year: 2015
Pages: 186
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Argo publishers
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