Daniela Hodrová

Prague. I see a city…

Trans. David Short
Prague. I see a city…
Jantar Publishing, 2015, 104 pp
Language: English
Genre: Prose
E: hodrova@ucl.cas.cz

Originally commissioned for a French series of alternative guidebooks, Hodrová’s novel is a conscious addition to the tradition of Prague literary texts by, for example, Karel Hynek Mácha, Jakub Arbes, Gustav Meyrink and Franz Kafka, who present the city as a hostile living creature or labyrinthine place of magic and mystery in which the individual human being may easily get lost.

Suffused with the atmosphere of the year following the fall of the Communist regime, Prague. I see a city… takes the form of a novel of quest, in which the heroine abandons the material world of everyday society and linear history, perceiving it as false, temporary and distracting, and journeys in search of her true identity.

With a foreword by Rajendra A. Chitnis, Senior Lecturer, Russian and Czech, University of Bristol.

Information about the original Czech edition

Město vidím...

Other selected published translations (3)

Prague : Visite privée French

Visioni di Praga Italian

Miasto widzę... Polish

Language: English
Place: London, UK
Publisher: Jantar Publishing
Year: 2015
Pages: 104
Genre: Prose