Ludvík Vaculík

The Axe

Trans. Mirosław Śmigielski
Siekiera
Siekiera
Stara Szkoła, 2015, 290 pp
Language: Polish
Genre: Prose
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In late Sixties Czechoslovakia, communist ideology is failing. A disillusioned middle-aged journalist retreats from the politics of Prague to the Moravian countryside of his youth. There he rediscovers the complex relationship with his dead father, a communist crusader. But when the journalist is accused of disgracing his father and his proletariat background, he realizes that he, too, is a leader–and that the stakes are now reversed.

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Sekyra

Language: Polish
Title: Siekiera
Place: Wołów, Poland
Publisher: Stara Szkoła
Year: 2015
Pages: 290
Genre: Prose
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