Seven stories interconnected by both the writer’s life and her work. Sylva Fischerová (1963) – a daughter of the philosopher and sociologist, Josef Ludvík Fischer (1894–1973), and stepsister of the poet Viola Fischerová (1935–2010) – writes of her own destiny in Pasáž. The work combines scenes from family life and work, memories of a pleasant and playful childhood and the urgency of present times. A scientist, classical philologist, and author of seven collections of poetry, Fischerová uses the prism of lyricism and vision, both soft and sensitive, to perceive reality and her place within it. Her theoretical training gives semantic reinforcement to her writing: the short stories in Pasáž combine exact meaning and high style. Put simply, she uses a language that is functional.