Paper $12.00 ISBN: 9788024632896 Will Publish October 2016 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9788024611952 Published May 2006 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

Summer of Caprice

Vladislav Vancura

Summer of Caprice

Vladislav Vancura

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Translated by Mark Corner
204 pages | 8 color plates, 90 line drawings | 5 x 7 | © 2006
Paper $12.00 ISBN: 9788024632896 Will Publish October 2016 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9788024611952 Published May 2006 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
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 Vančura’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.
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Summer of Caprice
a novel by Vladislav Vančura, translated by Mark Corner
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