Jakuba Katalpa

Is Soil for Eating?

Je hlína k snědku?
Je hlína k snědku?
Paseka, 2006, 135 pp
Language: Czech
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This work of prose by a young woman writer is written with exceptional strength of expression. The narration of the main hero Nina cursorily depicts the history of her family, yet its focus is on a present populated with a husband, lovers and a female lover. It is a story about searching for a way to the self, and it is told with uncompromising openness. The sequence of short, dense episodes allows random change in time and plot, creating contrasts, indicating parallels, evoking atmosphere by suggestion. This short novella surprises by its range and depth and captivates by its unusual subject matter and composition.

Language: Czech
Title: Je hlína k snědku?
Place: Litomyšl/Praha
Publisher: Paseka
Year: 2006
Pages: 135
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency