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Saturnin

Saturnin (Paperback)

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On its initial publication in Czech in 1942, Saturnin was a best seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected if temporary reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. In the years since, the novel has been hailed as a classic of Czech literature, and this translation makes it available to English-language readers for the first time which is entirely appropriate, for author Zdenek Jirotka clearly modeled his light comedy on the English masters Jerome K. Jerome and P. G. Wodehouse. The novel's main character, Saturnin, a "gentleman's gentleman" who obviously owes a debt to Wodehouse's beloved Jeeves, wages a constant battle to protect his master from romantic disaster and intrusive relatives, such as Aunt Catherine, the "Prancing Dictionary of Slavic Proverbs." Saturnin will warm the heart of any fan of literary comedy.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic Publication Date: 14/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9788024632889  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Zdenek Jirotka (1911 2003) was a Czech author of radio plays, novels, and short stories. Mark Corner is a translator, author, and lecturer in religious and European studies who lives and works in Brussels.

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