Daniela Hodrová

A Kingdom of Souls

Severočeské nakladatelství, 1991
Language: Czech
Genre: Prose
E: hodrova@ucl.cas.cz

Through playful poetic prose, imaginatively blending historical and cultural motifs with autobiographical moments, Daniela Hodrová shares her unique perception of Prague. A Kingdom of Souls is the first volume of this author’s literary journey — an unusual quest for self, for one’s place in life and in the world, a world that for Hodrová is embodied in Prague.

(Description from the English edition)


A Kingdom of Souls is a dark and elusive novel, but it is also seductive. Hodrová’s precise expression […] and unexpected perspectives make for an impressively disturbing, compelling text.”

— M.A.Orthofer, The Complete Review

Selected published translations (6)

Cité dolente, N° 1 : Le royaume d'Olsany French

Das Wolschaner Reich : Città dolente I. German

Pod dwiema postaciami Polish

Sotto le due specie Italian

A Kingdom of Souls English

Két szín alatt Hungarian

Language: Czech
Title: Podobojí
Publisher: Severočeské nakladatelství
Year: 1991
Genre: Prose