Jiří Kratochvil

A Bear’s Novel

Medvědí román
Language: Czech
Title: Medvědí román
Publisher: Atlantis
Year: 1990
Awards
 1991 Tom Stoppard Prize
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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E: blatna@dbagency.cz

The samizdat edition of this work, which consists of three parts and an epilogue, raised an uproar in the mid 1980’s. The individual parts deal with different topics and have different narrators. Gradually, especially in the epilogue, what unifies these three stories comes to the surface, as does their relation to one another and complicated reflections; a possible key to the interpretation of the three faces of a single novel is offered to the patient reader. In this work, Kratochvil presents his poetic style of writing a novel as an open system.

Language: Czech
Title: Medvědí román
Publisher: Atlantis
Year: 1990
Awards
 1991 Tom Stoppard Prize
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency