Lamentation For 77 297 Victims

Author: Jiří Weil
Editor: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
ISBN: 8024645335
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Jiří Weil’s documentary prose poem, Lamentation for 77,297 Victims is a literary monument to the Czech Jews killed during the Holocaust. A remarkable Czech-Jewish writer who worked at Prague’s Jewish Museum during the Nazi Occupation and after – he survived the Holocaust by faking his own death – Weil wrote his Lamentation while he served as the museum’s senior librarian in the 1950s. Remarkable literary experiment opening new ways how to write about the undescribable combines a narrative of the Shoa, newspaper style accounts of individual lives destroyed by the Holocaust, and quotes from the Tanakh, each having a specific and powerful effect.
Lamentation for 77,297 Victims
Language: en
Pages: 66
Authors: Jiří Weil
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-01 - Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

Jiří Weil’s documentary prose poem, Lamentation for 77,297 Victims is a literary monument to the Czech Jews killed during the Holocaust. A remarkable Czech-Jewish writer who worked at Prague’s Jewish Museum during the Nazi Occupation and after – he survived the Holocaust by faking his own death – Weil wrote
Bohumil Hrabal. A Full-length Portrait
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Jiří Pelán
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-06 - Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

Described as “one of the great prose stylists of the twentieth century,” Bohumil Hrabal ranks among the most important and widely translated Czech authors. Jiří Pelán, a respected scholar of Czech, French and Italian literature, approaches Hrabal as a comparatist, expertly situating him within the context of European and world
Writing Underground
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Machovec, Martin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-01 - Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

Výbor ze studií literárního historika a editora Martina Machovce, které vznikaly v posledních dvou dekádách (2000–2018), představuje celou řadu faset uvažování o fenoménu undergroundu. V jednotlivých studiích se zabývá zejména undergroundovou literaturou z okruhu I. M. Jirouse a rockové skupiny The Plastic People of the Universe, ale věnuje pozornost i
A Czech Dreambook
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Ludvík Vaculík
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

It’s 1979 in Czechoslovakia, ten years into the crushing restoration of repressive communism known as normalization, and Ludvík Vaculík has writer’s block. It has been nearly a decade since he wrote his last novel, and even longer since he wrote the 1968 manifesto, "Two Thousand Words,” which the Soviet Union
The Shop on Main Street
Language: en
Pages: 126
Authors: Grosman, Ladislav
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-01 - Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

A classical work of the 1960s Czechoslovak literature and film in a new publication of Iris Urwin Lewit’s translation. An original and relevant contribution to the question: "are all people brothers.” Illustrated by Jiří Grus, epilogue by Benjamin Frommer.