Jakuba Katalpa

Germans

Trans. Alessandro De Vito
I tedeschi. Una geografia della perdita
I tedeschi. Una geografia della perdita
Miraggi editore, 2021, 400 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788833861296
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
W: http://www.dbagency.cz
E: blatna@dbagency.cz

In her new novel, Jakuba Katalpa explores the world of a German family stricken by the afflictions of the two World Wars, the worlds of Sudeten during the war and post-bellum Prague. The heroine’s promising life, carefree and straightforward at first, begins to crack over time, pink glasses give way to disillusion and the reader is faced with a question – is it really possible, after so many years, to find the truth? The author’s chiselled language sharply contrasts with the rawness of her depictions of the individual characters’ life milestones, enabling her to explore thoroughly the themes of loss and rootlessness which dominate the entire novel.

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Die Deutschen. Geographie eines Verlustes German

Language: Italian
Title: I tedeschi. Una geografia della perdita
Publisher: Miraggi editore
Year: 2021
Pages: 400
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency