Michal Mareš

The Angel-maker

Trans. David Short
The Angel-maker
Jantar Publishing, 2011, 122 pp
Language: English
Genre: Prose

First published in Prague in 1922, this dark concise novel by Michal Mareš (1893-1971), set in the Czechoslovakia of his day, explores, with anarchist undertones, the place of women in society.

Mareš is described as having developed from an early age a “dangerously profound sense of truth, justice and human freedom” (Pavel Koukal) and under Communism he became the first Czech whose writing led to expulsion from the official writers’ union, the Syndicate of Czech Writers, followed by seven years in prison on political charges

With an introduction and afterword by David Short, Teaching Fellow, Czech and Slovak, University College London.

Language: English
Place: London, UK
Publisher: Jantar Publishing
Year: 2011
Pages: 122
Genre: Prose