Item description for Summer of Caprice by Vladislav Vancura & Mark Corner...
Vladislav Vancura's Summer of Caprice is commonly considered untranslatable. The playful style of the narrative, the level of language mastering and also the development of the metatextual context of the last 80 years together form this unmistakable classic of Czech literature. Looking from this perspective, our English edition is an experiment, thanks to the translation by Mark Corner on one side, which enevitably - as every other translation - is an interpretation, and the original illustrations by Jiri Grus and the typography by Zdenek Ziegler on the other side. However, it is an experiment aiming to present an understanding of Czech spirit, humour and way of life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Karolinum Press, Charles University
ISBN 8024611953 ISBN13 9788024611952