Ladislav Fuks in B O D Y

“The German Casino in Růžová Street, to which Mr. Kopfrkingl had dragged himself with his leg behind him and his body bent forward, had a white marble-covered entrance with three steps. ‘I love white marble-covered entrances with three steps,’ thought Mr. Kopfrkingl and slowly crossed the street to the pavement opposite…”

From The Cremator by Ladislav Fuks translated from the Czech by Eva M. Kandler. Previously best known from Juraj Herz’s brilliant film of the same name the novel is naturally quite different.


Of course as brilliant as it is, this sinister story of a man happily accommodating himself to evil as the world around him plunges into fascism isn’t really relevant to the world today…I mean, uh, well….

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Photo – From Juraj Herz’s The Cremator

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