Miloš Urban

The Seven Churches

Trans. Letizia Kostner
Sette chiese
Sette chiese
Fanucci Editore, 2009, 384 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Prose

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.

Information in Italian here.

Information about the original Czech edition


Other selected published translations (7)

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

The Seven Churches English

Les 7 églises French

Language: Italian
Title: Sette chiese
Place: Roma
Publisher: Fanucci Editore
Year: 2009
Pages: 384
Genre: Prose