Patrik Ouředník

The Opportune Moment, 1855

Trans. Edgar de Bruin
Het geschikte moment 1855
Het geschikte moment 1855
IJzer, 2013, 124 pp
Language: Dutch
Genre: Prose
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Patrik Ouředník’s novel imagines one of the most striking phenomena of the nineteenth century: the founding of “free” settlements in North and South America by Europeans aspiring to a “brighter tomorrow.” These literally hundreds of utopian experiments had one trait in common-the rejection of both social and political revolution as advocated by communists, as well as by socialist and social Catholic reformers. The book, to be published in the fall in Prague and Paris simultaneously, has three parts and two narrators. In the following excerpt from part one, the narrator writes his “profession of faith” in 1902, forty-seven years after the events described in parts two and three of the account.

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Příhodná chvíle, 1855

Other selected published translations (6)

Instant propice, 1855 French

Instante propicio, 1855 Spanish

Dogodna chwila, 1855 Polish

Die Gunst der Stunde, 1855 German

The Opportune Moment, 1855 English

Istante propizio, 1855 Italian

Language: Dutch
Title: Het geschikte moment 1855
Place: Utrecht
Publisher: IJzer
Year: 2013
Pages: 124
Genre: Prose
Foreign rights
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