Jiří Kratochvil

Immortal Story

Nesmrtelný příběh, aneb, Život Soni Trocké-Sammlerové, čili, Román karneval
Language: Czech
Title: Nesmrtelný příběh, aneb, Život Soni Trocké-Sammlerové, čili, Román karneval
Place: Brno
Publisher: Atlantis
Year: 1997
Pages: 223
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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E: blatna@dbagency.cz

The major part of this work, the complete name of which is Immortal Story or the Life of Sonja Trocky-Sammler or the Carnival Novel, is told by the eponymous Sonja, daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest and a German woman, who was born in the first hours of the 20th century. A major part of the narrative is the story she tells of a never-realised meeting with somebody, – somebody who continues to seek her for the rest of her life, in the form of various animals. Her abilities and talents are extraordinary and her mission is anything but commonplace. She always gets very close to the great events and figures of history. Her apocrypha on the past century could be read as the memoirs of a lunatic – but Sonja is no fool. We begin to feel that it is the world that has gone mad…

Selected published translations (2)

Unsterbliche Geschichte German

Бессмертная история Russian

Language: Czech
Title: Nesmrtelný příběh, aneb, Život Soni Trocké-Sammlerové, čili, Román karneval
Place: Brno
Publisher: Atlantis
Year: 1997
Pages: 223
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency