The story of the Číhošť priest, Josef Toufar, murdered by the communist secret police in February 1950 in a staged process with the objective of annihilating the spiritual dimension of the Czech society in general. The genre is a mixture of documentary, fiction and poetry. A series of short chapters based on in-depth research, summarising, rather objectively, albeit with the author’s obvious passion for his subject, the life and death of a man who had the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The indictment of the monstrous nature of the previous regime on the one hand and the monumentalisation of human nature, selflessness and strong belief on the other. Miloš Doležal, born 1970, a poet and a journalist, an employee of the Czech Radio station Vltava, was awarded the first prize in the Book of the Year competition organised by the Lidové noviny daily newspaper.
Selected published translations (1)
Come se dovessimo morire oggi Italian