Daniela Hodrová

I See a City...

Trans. Joanna Derdowska
Miasto widzę...
Miasto widzę...
Miejskie Centrum Kultury w Bydgoszczy, 2015, 103 pp
Language: Polish
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788364942068
E: hodrova@ucl.cas.cz

Originally commissioned for a French series of alternative guidebooks, Hodrová’s novel is a conscious addition to the tradition of Prague literary texts by, for example, Karel Hynek Mácha, Jakub Arbes, Gustav Meyrink and Franz Kafka, who present the city as a hostile living creature or labyrinthine place of magic and mystery in which the individual human being may easily get lost. Suffused with the atmosphere of the year following the fall of the Communist regime, Prague. I see a city… takes the form of a novel of quest, in which the heroine abandons the material world of everyday society and linear history, perceiving it as false, temporary and distracting, and journeys in search of her true identity.

(Description from the English edition)

More information in Polish on the publisher’s website.

Information about the original Czech edition

Město vidím...

Other selected published translations (3)

Prague : Visite privée French

Visioni di Praga Italian

Prague. I see a city… English

Language: Polish
Title: Miasto widzę...
Place: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Publisher: Miejskie Centrum Kultury w Bydgoszczy
Year: 2015
Pages: 103
Genre: Literary fiction