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message 1: by El (new)

El Some personal favorites by Czech authors...

Too Loud a Solitude, Bohumil Hrabal
The Miracle Game and Dvorak in Love A Light-Hearted Dream, Josef Skvorecky
R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots, Karel Capek
Lovely Green Eyes A Novel, Arnost Lustig
The Basic Kafka, Franz Kafka (for a wide variety of Kafkaesque writing)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

There are such rich Czech writers. Can anyone recommend others?


message 2: by Anna (last edited Jan 15, 2009 09:29PM) (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 96 comments The good soldier Svejk. Absurdal and with Czech sense of humour


message 3: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 9 comments Another Kundera that is great: "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting"


message 4: by Leland (new)

Leland (indigitis) The Widow Killer by Pavel Kohout is a good thriller from an important (though not exactly prolific) Czech writer. Kohout was one of the founding members of Charta 77 with Vaclav Havel.

Another book by Kohout which I know is available in English translation is I am Snowing


message 5: by David (new)

David | 4 comments I'm reading Svejk now. Love it.


message 7: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather | 2 comments Michal Ajvaz's The Other City was really something special, a book that didn't just inspire my imagination, but overwhelmed it. I'll looking forward to picking up the translation of his more recent book, The Golden Age.


message 8: by Daisy (new)

Daisy  | 18 comments The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

I got this for a friend for Christmas. His children liked it too.


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