Ivan Matoušek

Celebration

Oslava
Oslava
Revolver Revue, 2009, 164 pp
Language: Czech
Awards
 2010 Magnesia Litera – Prose

The eminent Czech writer Ivan Matoušek (Revolver Revue Award winner) returns with a new work eight years after his legendary novel Spas (Redemption). In his new book Oslava (Celebration), he sees the main character – a dying man – from three perspectives: through the main character’s succint diary notes, his son’s sympathetic observations and the narrator’s symbolic commentary.

Eschewing cynicism and employing his ironic observations and sophisticated multifarious style, Matoušek adds singular value to the contexts of contempoary literature, which often deals with the issue of death superficially. Linocuts and graphic design courtesy of Viktor Karlík.

Selected published translations (1)

Célébration French

Language: Czech
Title: Oslava
Place: Praha
Publisher: Revolver Revue
Year: 2009
Pages: 164
Awards
 2010 Magnesia Litera – Prose