Emil Hakl

Beef Cubes

Hovězí kostky
Language: Czech
Title: Hovězí kostky
Place: Praha
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2014
Pages: 208
Genre: Literary fiction, Prose
ISBN: 9788025711064
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Argo publishers
W: http://www.argo.cz/
E: veronika.chaloupkova@argo.cz
Contacts
W: http://www.emilhakl.cz/
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A collection of short stories with a common narrator, but lacking a common time. The first takes place in 1986 on a bizarre journey through Bulgaria, the last in a Prague teahouse. The stories are arranged chronologically, thereby forming a kind of time-lapse, although it is a false one as the texts are brand new.

The topic of the collection are the changes that occurred in those nearly thirty years − around the narrator, and inside him. Those who enjoy Hakl’s short stories will find the old Hakl with a rich narrative register enriched by fresh changes between narrators. Occasional waves of eccentric melancholia and murmurs of emotional scars alternate with rhythmic abruptness and moments crafted with surgical precision.

Language: Czech
Title: Hovězí kostky
Place: Praha
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2014
Pages: 208
Genre: Literary fiction, Prose
Foreign rights
Argo publishers