Jiří Kratochvil

Singing in the Middle of the Night

Trans. Susanna Roth, Kathi Liedtke
Inmitten der Nacht Gesang
Inmitten der Nacht Gesang
Rowohlt, 1996
Language: German
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9783871342417
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At the core of this novel is the autobiographical experience of a child of a post-1948 emigrant who grows up in the 1950’s Brno, surrounded by “caring” policemen and self-imposed supervisors. At the end of this structurally complex novel, two threads of plot come together in the leading motif of a search for a father – as well as for the hero’s own identity.

Information about the original Czech edition

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Other selected published translations (3)

Au milieu des nuits un chant French

Nel cuore delle notti un canto Italian

En mitad de la noche un canto Spanish

Language: German
Title: Inmitten der Nacht Gesang
Publisher: Rowohlt
Year: 1996
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency