Jiří Kratochvil

Femme Fatal

Femme fatale
Femme fatale
Druhé město, 2010, 200 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
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A young writer – fatal, damned, bewitched; sexual escapades, cruel love affairs, pain and torment culminating in a lover’s suicide. These are only literary tools – the story is the master, everything else is subservient. Kateřina falls under the spell of writing, devoting her life to it unconditionally.

Femme fatale is a novel about creative freedom and its mysterious, oblique and deceitful guises. The first part is crudely realistic, the second surreally imaginative. Regardless whether taking place in concrete, Brno-based setting and in concrete, recent times – the book itself mightily transgresses both space and time.

Selected published translations (1)

Femme fatale German

Language: Czech
Title: Femme fatale
Place: Brno
Publisher: Druhé město
Year: 2010
Pages: 200
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency