Miloš Urban

The Seven Churches

Sedmikostelí: Gotický román z Prahy
Sedmikostelí: Gotický román z Prahy
Argo, 2001
Language: Czech

The Seven Churches is a novel that links up to the long tradition of stories noir at the end of the century, and moreover the subtitle indicates that: “A gothic novel from Prague”. It incorporates the characteristic features of the gothic novel: the fascination for the middle ages, a story full of suspense, subcutaneous erotic, and the motive of initiation. Though Urban refers in the book to such authors as Horace Walpole and Clara Reeve, the novel is much closer to contemporary novels due to the fascination of the city (Prague), and more explicit to the sacred gothic architecture.


“Urban writes so vividly that the rich history of Prague architecture becomes almost a major theme of this extraordinary book.”

Berliner Morgenpost

Selected published translations (8)

De Wraak Van De Bouwmeesters Dutch

Die Rache der Baumeister: Ein Kriminalroman aus Prag German

Las sieta iglesias Spanish

Семь храмов Russian

Klątwa siedmiu kościołów Polish

Sette chiese Italian

The Seven Churches English

Les 7 églises French

Language: Czech
Title: Sedmikostelí: Gotický román z Prahy
Place: Praha
Publisher: Argo
Year: 2001