Jiří Kratochvil

Singing in the Middle of the Night

Trans. Alessandra Mura
Nel cuore delle notti un canto
Nel cuore delle notti un canto
Anfora, 2005
Language: Italian
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At the core of this novel is the autobiographical experience of a child of a post-1948 emigrant who grows up in the 1950’s Brno, surrounded by “caring” policemen and self-imposed supervisors. At the end of this structurally complex novel, two threads of plot come together in the leading motif of a search for a father – as well as for the hero’s own identity.

Originally in Czech, 1992.

Information about the original Czech edition

Uprostřed nocí zpěv

Other selected published translations (3)

Inmitten der Nacht Gesang German

Au milieu des nuits un chant French

En mitad de la noche un canto Spanish

Language: Italian
Title: Nel cuore delle notti un canto
Place: Milano
Publisher: Anfora
Year: 2005
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency