Jiří Kratochvil

Singing in the Middle of the Night

Trans. Patricia Gonzalo de Jesús
En mitad de la noche un canto
En mitad de la noche un canto
Impedimenta, 2010, 293 pp
Language: Spanish
Genre: Prose
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At the core of this novel is the autobiographical experience of a child of a post-1948 emigrant who grows up in the 1950’s Brno, surrounded by “caring” policemen and self-imposed supervisors. At the end of this structurally complex novel, two threads of plot come together in the leading motif of a search for a father – as well as for the hero’s own identity.

Originally in Czech, 1992. In spanish second edition with new translation

 

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Other selected published translations (3)

Inmitten der Nacht Gesang German

Au milieu des nuits un chant French

Nel cuore delle notti un canto Italian

Language: Spanish
Title: En mitad de la noche un canto
Place: Madrid, Spain
Publisher: Impedimenta
Year: 2010
Pages: 293
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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