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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Broadcast in English Broadcast Archive. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Refresh and try again. Aug 22, Eidam rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 Svjec” Definitely another example of the wonderfully quirky Czech humor.

The thing was that I could observe a trail of footprints in the freshly fallen snow, uirotka from one door to the next, like a chain binding the whole street.

What sort of feedback daturnin you had from Czechs, because it really is a sort of national treasure, this book? Twitter Tweets by ChicagoDistrib. Dec 21, Pavel rated it really liked it. Small clouds, edged with burnished gold, drifted into the bright beyond. But, definitely not Jeeves. To ask other readers questions about Saturninplease sign up.


Moravian Christmas — how different is it from that in Bohemia? A chubby little hand was keeping time, as he murmured some complaint about a deaf publican and an unrefreshed glass. Then he worked at the Ministry of public works and till the end of the WWII he made his living by literature.

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. We read the sign and at once translate it mentally into simple, common parlance. Published May 1st by Karolinum first published Recommended to lighten things up if current events have left you in the depths; you have to have jigotka bit of respite to keep going.

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I suppose that the comparison with Wodehouse is because it’s the story of a man and his manservant, but he’s not a Jeeves character, he’s a rather wicked, roguish character. I count Saturnin among the best humoristic saturmin ever written in Czech.

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Jun 23, Lauren rated it really liked it. So Vlach became Witherspoon. Czech photographer in Cambodia: This doesn’t ssaturnin particularly notable at first, but when Barbara skillfully handles outdoor swturnin despite the gibes of the narrator’s odious aunt, and is admired by all the wiser characters, the author is giving an example of sayurnin kind of competent, up-to-date, attractive young woman that was widely promoted as an ideal during the First Republic.

Now its number 2. He’s also one of the Czechs most favorite literary characters and I can certainly see why. Oct 06, Tereza S. It hasn’t aged badly given it was written in I know you credit your wife Lenka for her substantial help with the translation. For example, we see Barbara as a young, attractive, athletic, and competent woman.