Jaroslav Rudiš

The End of Punk in Helsinki

Trans. Edgar de Bruin
Het einde van de punk in Helsinki
Het einde van de punk in Helsinki
Uitgeverij Nobelman, 2016, 335 pp
Language: Dutch
Genre: Prose
ISBN: 9789491737169
W: http://rudis.cz/
E: jararudis@centrum.cz
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This novel portrays the last punk generation and its legacy after twenty years.

Ole doesn’t expect much from life anymore. He is forty years old. He smokes, drinks and spends his evenings at a small dingy bar called Helsinki in a large East German city. The battered drinking den is the last haven for his old friends, lovers and deranged regulars. He is haunted by his smoke-coloured memories and the eyes of a young woman who chronicles her private revolution in her authentic diary to the rhythm of punk music. Cracked relationships, an incessant desire and efflux, a world that changes so rapidly that we have long stopped understanding it – that is The End of Punk in Helsinki.

Information in Dutch here.

Information about the original Czech edition

Konec punku v Helsinkách

Other selected published translations (5)

La fin des punks à Helsinki French

Punkin loppu Helsingissä Finnish

Koniec punku w Helsinkach Polish

Vom Ende des Punks in Helsinki German

Helsinki, dove il punk si è fermato Italian

Language: Dutch
Title: Het einde van de punk in Helsinki
Place: Groningen, Netherlands
Publisher: Uitgeverij Nobelman
Year: 2016
Pages: 335
Genre: Prose