Jiří Kratochvil

Lie Down, Beast

Trans. Jan Stachowski
Leż, bestio!
Leż, bestio!
Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT, 2009, 112 pp
Language: Polish
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Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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Kratochvil’s new novel was inspired by the events of September 11th 2001. The beast of the title is not Bin Laden or Islamic fundamentalism; it is a kind of an analogy for other forms of evil and violence, set in a horror-like story that is set in 1950’s Czechoslovakia. Although this story is a fiction, it is extremely convincing and up-to-date.

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Lehni, bestie

Language: Polish
Title: Leż, bestio!
Place: Wroclaw, PO
Publisher: Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT
Year: 2009
Pages: 112
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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