Tag Archives: Czech poets

‘The Absolute Gravedigger’ by Vítezslav Nezval

On Sept 29 there will be a book launch for The Absolute Gravedigger by Vítězslav Nezval, translated into English by Stephan Delbos and Tereza Novická and published by Twisted Spoon Press. The great Czech poet published the book in 1937 and is considered one of the masterpieces of interwar surrealism. Novická and Delbos received a […]

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Seifert 113

In celebration of the 113th birthday of the Nobel Prize–winning Czech poet Jaroslav Seifert there will be an evening devoted to his work in Malkovich Bar in the poet’s old neighborhood of Žižkov. Great poet, great bar – should be good (though if you don’t understand Czech the bar part will be more important as […]

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Book World Prague 2013

Prague’s book fair Book World Prague (BWP) 2013 runs from May 16 to 19, with some events having already taken place in various spots throughout the city. The main fair hosts Slovakia as this year’s Guest of Honor, with a significantly larger and less restricted group of writers attending the event than when, say, Saudi […]

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PEN is mightier than S.W.O.R.D.*

The 2012 PEN Translation Fund Grants have been announced, with the work of two Central European writers among the final 12. A Hóhér Háza (The Hangman’s House) by Andrea Tompa, translated by Bernard Adams tells the story of a Hungarian-Romanian family living through the final two decades of Ceauşescu’s Romania. Tompa is president of the […]

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