Jiří Kratochvil

The Bitter Maliciousness of Living

Jízlivá potměšilost žití
Jízlivá potměšilost žití
Druhé město, 2017, 224 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788072273911
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
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„Whoever likes the fiction of Jiří Kratochvil will gladly accept that a hero and narrator of this novel is a rabbit that can talk, educate itself, philosophize about its own and human situations, and opine that it is unwise to meddle with them, because nothing good can come of it. Above and beyond the tale of the rabbit, there are incredible surprises in store, for this author’s imagination is unrivalled. Characters and events enter the story in the guise of our surrounding reality – a possible cause of confusion which, according to Kratochvil, is a result of ‘life stealing from literature’; it is with this in mind that he dreams up and builds his fictions. As the intentionally Kundera-esque title suggests, however, the author lives in the real world and is aware of its dark uncertainties.” – Milan Uhde

 

Selected published translations (1)

Die niederträchtige Boshaftigkeit des Seins German

Language: Czech
Title: Jízlivá potměšilost žití
Place: Brno
Publisher: Druhé město
Year: 2017
Pages: 224
Genre: Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency