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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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Could you say something about how you managed it? No trivia or quizzes yet. Studies of Homeric Greece Jan Bouzek.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And the only person who can make him a little bit less dull is this character Saturnin, who by various roguish stratagems, transforms the life of everybody around him.

After finishing the school he entered the Czechoslovak Army, where he served till as an infantry officer. Small clouds, edged with burnished gold, drifted into the bright beyond. It was very well translated- the text a pleasure to read- with a dry humour throughout.

Mark Adrian Corner Translation. Odvezla jeho i se Saturninem do nemocnice. Zdenek Jirotka Could you say something about Jirotka? You can comfort the bereaved family with the dictum that what may cut short a young life, always ends an old one. I happen to know him.

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In one case there was a doctor. Oct 06, Tereza S. Saturnin is a humorous novel about dangerous servant Saturnin, which constantly turns his master’s life upside down. Czech photographer in Cambodia: Was it, perhaps, a Woodhousian influence—a reluctance to acknowledge the evil of the outside world? Perhaps they were all struck by a wave of pity for this little fellow, lost in a sea of box-like dwellings, each of which was just like all the others.


But, probably almost as funny as Wodehouse. I think he was called Zajicek, and I could translate that literally as Leveret.

Maybe I do know a little bit about how to express things in English, but I’d find saturnln very difficult to answer that. He did write some other books, but the only one that seems to have a place in Czech hearts – and it has a very big one – is this book Saturnin, which I think is quite interesting.

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One form of resistance was to put the world created by invasion out of your mind and create another. Feb 21, annejude rated it it was amazing. Published May 1st by Karolinum first published Jul 18, laurdes rated it really liked it Shelves: A whole legion of unfortunate people had had to forsake their warm beds, just as I had, in order to listen to complaints about a house that was too irresponsible to remain in its proper place.

It’s basically a light love story, but with a lot of mad characters involved, who have their own thoughts and ideas about the world.

Much of the book, however, tells the story of the pair’s vacation stay at the remote cottage of the narrator’s grandfather, a specialist in electricity. A chubby little hand was keeping time, as he murmured some complaint about a deaf publican and an unrefreshed glass.


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About Contact News Giving to the Press. Witherspoon On novels for women Courting by numbers Do not marry a lunatic Dr. Twitter Tweets by ChicagoDistrib. So given the fact that the name, even if it’s written in the same way, will not be understood by a native English speaker in the same way, sarurnin seemed to be better to go the whole hog, and change it completely, if necessary.

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

It might be a rather jieotka form of resistance, but something with its own validity, I think. More from Radio Prague. 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.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book is accompanied by original colour illustrations by the Czech painter Adolf Born. Jan 06, Divya rated it really liked it.

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