Jiří Kratochvil

Femme fatale

Trans. Julia Hansen-Löve
Femme fatale
Language: German
Publisher: Braumüller
Year: 2011
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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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.

Information about the original Czech edition

Femme fatale

Language: German
Publisher: Braumüller
Year: 2011
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
Grants