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The Cremator in stock

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Fuks presents a grotesque, dystopian world in which a dutiful father, following the strict logic of his time, liberates the souls of his loved ones by destroying their bodies—first the dead, then the living.
Karolinum, Prague 2016, 130 x 190 mm, 181 pages, ISBN 978-80-246-3290-2

Behind the Lines in stock

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Providing important background and insight into The Good Soldier Schweik, this collection by a writer some call the Bolshevik Mark Twain is nevertheless much more than a tool for understanding his better-known novel; it is a significant work in its own right.
Karolinum, Prague 2016, 130 x 190 mm, 110 pages, ISBN: 978-80-246-3287-2

Half pint / Půlpinta in stock

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Epigrams between poetry and prose. Short, brief poems, written on bierdesks, capturing essence of czech pub wisdom with distinctive elegance.
Práh 2013, 220 pages, 159 × 158 mm, Czech and English, size 159 × 158  mm, ISBN 978-80-7252-448-8

A Czech Dreambook in stock

540,00 Kč
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It’s 1979 in Czechoslovakia, ten years into the crushing restoration of repressive communism known as normalization, and Ludvík Vaculík has writer’s block. On the advice of a friend, Vaculík begins to keep a diary: "a book about things, people and events.”
Karolinum, Prague 2019, 576 pages, 160 x 210 mm, ISBN 978-80-246-3852-2

Everyday Spooks in stock

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One of the most successful Czech prose books of the 60s, Everyday Spooks by Karel Michal has become famous by original satire aimed at everyday reality in the communist Czechoslovakia of the 50s and 60s.
Karolinum, Prague 2008, 150 x 210 mm, 226 str., ISBN 978-80-246-1494-6

Lost in America in stock

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The story of the young Karl Rossmann, a sixteen-year-old, whom his parents send to the New World from his Bohemian homeland, was indeed laid out without end. Of his three novels, this was the one on which the author spent the most time over the longest period of time, but like The Trial and The Castle it remained an unfinished torso.
Vitalis, Prague 2010, 312 pages, ISBN 978-80-7253-316-9

Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp in stock

400,00 Kč
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Translation of the novel - interview Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp is a peculiar introduction to the world and works of Bohumil Hrabal for English speaking readers.
Karolinum, Prague 2008, 130 x 200 mm, 192 pages, ISBN 978-80-246-1447-2

Prague in Legends in stock

330,00 Kč
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Práh, Praha 2016, 88 str., 170 x 240 mm, ISBN: 978-80-7252-617-8

Summer of Caprice in stock

490,00 Kč
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Vančura's Summer of Caprice is often said to be untranslatable. It is both because of the stylized language and the development of the context in which the book moved for the past eighty years.
Karolinum, Prague 2006, 135 x 185 mm, 208 pages, ISBN 80-246-1195-3

The Chattertooth Eleven in stock

400,00 Kč
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A classic short story by Eduard Bass from 1922, now in an English translation.
Karolinum, Prague 2009, 135 x 190 mm, 250 pages, ISBN 978-80-246-1573-8

We Were a Handful in stock

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A charming story about the adventures of five mischievous boys from a small Czech town, written in the form of a diary of a merchant's son Petr Bajza.
Karolinum, Prague 2007, 130 x 185 mm, 400 pages, ISBN 978-80-246-1449-6