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Summer of Caprice
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Summer of Caprice (Paperback)

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Summer of Caprice, a captivating comic novel first published in 1926, is a classic of Czech literature, yet it is little known elsewhere. Commonly considered untranslatable due to the complexities of the text, which is characterized by a playful narrative and an exceptional mastery of language, and its profound cultural context, it is rendered here in English that beautifully captures Vladislav Vancura's experimental style or, as the author himself called it, his "poetism in prose." Mixing the archaic with the innovative, raw colloquialisms with biblical quotations, Summer of Caprice opens an uproarious window onto the Czech spirit, humor, and way of life.

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: 9788024632896  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Vladislav Vancura (1891 1942) was one of the most important Czech writers of the twentieth century. He was also active as a film director, playwright, and screenwriter. Mark Corner is a translator, author, and lecturer in religious and European studies who lives and works in Brussels.

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