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The book Saturnin, Zdenek Jirotka is published by Karolinum Press, Charles University. Mark Corner A wonderfully lyrical passage from one of the classics of 20th century Czech writing, Zdenek Jirotka’s humorous novel, Saturnin. Zdeněk Jirotka Saturnin. likes. Book. Zdeněk Jirotka Saturnin. Book. people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for Facebook to get started.

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It hasn’t aged badly given it was written in I know you credit your wife Lenka for her substantial help with the translation. Refresh and try again. Sep 28, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The book is a delight simply as is–for the narrator’s character and his descriptions of life around him, and jiotka the abounding outrageousness and absurdity of the situations–but in rereading it something like ten years later, I found that my research on interwar Czech culture had provided me with a new appreciation of the characters and their views and behavior.

I’d be interested to know about the translation and some of the difficulties or challenges. So Vlach became Witherspoon. If I’d wanted to be literal, I feel I couldn’t have been, but I have to say that I’m a little bit unsure about how that can possibly be done. I suppose that the comparison with Wodehouse is because it’s the story of a man and his manservant, but he’s not saturnni Jeeves character, he’s a rather wicked, roguish character.

I did enjoy the b When I was given this book the giver likened it to Jeeves and Wooster, and I think that’s a fairly accurate comparison. I happen to know him.

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More from Radio Prague. Aug 22, Eidam rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, definitely not Jeeves.

Maybe I do know a little bit about how saturnkn express things in English, but I’d find it very difficult to answer that. I did enjoy the book, and I’d recommend it to those who enjoy a light, humourous read that they can pick up and put down quite easily.

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This is Dr Witherspoon on some of the problems jirootka what was the modern day in his time, about knowing exactly what you’re getting when you go to a xaturnin.

Witherspoon On novels for women Courting by numbers Do not marry a lunatic Dr. Saturnin – illustrated by Adolf Born It’s a beautiful book as an object. I’m looking forward to reading Saturnin in Czech next – the English version has a translation echo to it that makes me wish for the Czech.

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I wonder, is there any way in which you could have a political reading of it, because it was during the German occupation. This extract gives us some idea of what a beautifully written book this is, here in a highly acclaimed new translation by Mark Corner, the first ever rendition of the book into English. Much saturninn the book, however, tells the story of the pair’s vacation stay at the remote cottage of the narrator’s grandfather, a specialist in electricity.

Before reading The Shadow of the Wind, this was my favourite book. It’s a romantic comedy, but what I like about it is that everyone is a little bit mad in it, and perhaps a little bit mad in a Czech way.

Saturnin is the Jeeves of Satkrnin literature, with his own sardonic slavic twist. Immigration changing Czech society. There are certain differences, I think.

It probably applies to today as well. Jun 01, Tobias rated it it was amazing Shelves: You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. But most of all, it was like the sun setting in the mountains, and beautiful to behold. This is a book I ought to read more often, and I am really hoping that the copy I was reading at Thanksgiving was a second copy given to my family, and not my own copy gone astray. Books for this programme supplied by Shakespeare and Sons.


I would agree that it’s a beautiful book that’s very nicely illustrated. Small clouds, edged with burnished gold, drifted into the bright beyond. Between and he worked in the Czechoslovak broadcast, from where he came back to Dikobraz, where he worked till the end of ies. Then he worked at the Ministry of public sayurnin and till the end of the WWII he made his living by literature. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I could have a footnote to explain that Vlach shouldn’t be pronounced “Vlatch”, but then it becomes rather like a text book.

This was a nightmare, trying to think of names. The chapters were quite self-contained, and I think the whole would make an excellent television series. It tells the humorous and picaresque story of an idle young gentleman and his manservant, the Saturnin of the title, and not surprisingly parallels have often been drawn with P. Studies of Sxturnin Greece Jan Bouzek. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Jun 23, Lauren rated it really liked it. However, what this book lacked was a sense of suspense: Outside the USA, see our international sales information. I jirotak to tell a story through my photographs.

This doesn’t seem particularly notable at first, but when Barbara skillfully handles outdoor cooking despite satturnin gibes of the narrator’s odious aunt, and is admired by all the wiser characters, the author is giving an example of the kind of competent, up-to-date, attractive young woman that was widely promoted xaturnin an ideal during the First Republic.

Odvezla jeho i se Saturninem do nemocnice. Oct 04, Stephanie rated it really liked it. The servant is out to throw things into disequilibrium, to nudge his master into a more adventurous life.