Jiří Kratochvil

Singing in the Middle of the Night

Uprostřed nocí zpěv
Uprostřed nocí zpěv
Atlantis, 1992, 165 pp
Language: Czech
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At the core of this novel is the autobiographical experience of a child of a post-1948 emigrant who grows up in the 1950’s Brno, surrounded by “caring” policemen and self-imposed supervisors. At the end of this structurally complex novel, two threads of plot come together in the leading motif of a search for a father – as well as for the hero’s own identity.

Selected published translations (4)

Inmitten der Nacht Gesang German

Au milieu des nuits un chant French

Nel cuore delle notti un canto Italian

En mitad de la noche un canto Spanish

Language: Czech
Title: Uprostřed nocí zpěv
Place: Brno
Publisher: Atlantis
Year: 1992
Pages: 165
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency