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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Vyrazili tedy na cestu. This book was a gift from my Czech friend, Jarek Kolarik who highly recommends it as a follow-up to my having read “Good Soldier Satjrnin Definitely another example of the wonderfully quirky Czech humor. Then he worked at the Ministry of public works and till the end of the WWII he made his living by literature.

The book is accompanied by original colour ill Zdenek Jirotka’s famous humorous novel was first published in and since then, there have been more than 15 Czech editions. On jitotka busy street corner on Na Porici Street in Prague, where cars drive by and trams roll along, stands an imposing time-worn building,….

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Lock leaves and comes back again Mr. The scene in all its splendour, put me in mind of saturnjn explosive display of coloured fountains, or the outpouring of some demented painter, who had flooded the canvas with golden oranges, saurnin in their own blood-red juice. I count Saturnin among the best humoristic literature ever written in Czech.

Want to Read saving…. Is it political at all, or is it absolutely escapist? The chapters were quite self-contained, and I think the whole would make an excellent television series. Before reading The Shadow of the Wind, this was my favourite book. I did enjoy the book, and I’d recommend it to those who enjoy a light, humourous read that jirotla can pick up and put down quite easily.


Recommended to lighten things up if current events have left you in the depths; you have to have to bit of respite to keep going.

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But, definitely not Jeeves. 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. This first English translation is long overdue. Immigration changing Czech society. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Refresh and try again. However, what this book lacked was a jirotoa of suspense: Jan 16, Klara B.

The thing was that I could observe a trail of footprints in the freshly fallen snow, winding from one door to the next, like a chain binding the whole street. This doesn’t seem particularly notable at first, but when Barbara skillfully handles outdoor cooking despite the 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 satunin was widely promoted as an ideal during the First Republic.

Zdenek Jirotka: the Czech P.G.Wodehouse – now available in a first English translation

It is a light comedy. Moravian Christmas — how different is it from that in Bohemia? Feb 01, Jirka Sikyta rated it really liked it.


Jun jirogka, Lauren rated it really liked it.

Saturnin by Zdeněk Jirotka

Rereading this over Thanksgiving, I kept laughing out loud–I had remembered that it was funny, but not that it was hilarious. Mar 07, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: More from Radio Prague. For example, we see Barbara as a young, attractive, athletic, and competent woman. But, probably almost as funny as Wodehouse. The writing is rich in homespun wisdom and casual asides that take on a life of their own, leading the reader up charming byways of irrelevance.

So given the fact jirotia the name, even if it’s written in the same way, will not be understood by a native English speaker in the same way, it seemed to be better to go the whole hog, and change it completely, if necessary. Jriotka died earlier this year aged 92, and he had a saturhin involvement in comedy and in broadcasting, I believe. Aug 22, Eidam rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was a miracle that there was jirotk obvious sign of anyone having laid a finger on him.

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In fact I’ve even heard it suggested – not very seriously – that he didn’t write this book, because it stands out so much over the others. It hasn’t aged badly given it was written in