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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This was a nightmare, trying to think of names. Jul 18, laurdes rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended to lighten things up if current events have sautrnin you in the depths; you have to have to bit of respite to keep going.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lock leaves and comes back again Mr. Jirotka 3 32 May 26, Jan 06, Divya rated it really liked it.
This young man is a little dense, but not so inept as Bertie. I don’t understand what’s happened. 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.
Maybe the footnotes would have been better, but too much of a text book, I think. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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I did enjoy the book, and I’d recommend it to those who enjoy a light, humourous read that they can pick up and put down quite easily. All the beautiful sayings will be repeated so many times, that a detached observer would have the impression that all those present were foreigners, people who had learned Czech from one and the same phrase-book, which had presented all these pearls of wisdom under the heading: Oct 10, Vaclav Kocian rated it it was amazing.
Jirotka was an excellent storyteller, author of…. I have no confidence in my powers as a translator, no confidence in my powers as someone who knows about Czech. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m looking forward to reading Saturnin in Czech next – mirotka English version has a translation echo to it that makes me wish for the Czech.
This is a book I ought to read more often, and I am really hoping that the copy I was reading at Thanksgiving was a second copy given to my family, and not my own copy gone astray. Broadcast satkrnin English Broadcast Archive.
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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. The book is accompanied by original colour ill Zdenek Jirotka’s famous humorous novel was first published in and since then, there have been more than 15 Czech editions. If I’d wanted to be literal, I feel I couldn’t have been, but I have to say that I’m a little bit unsure about how that can possibly be done.
I would agree that it’s a beautiful book that’s very nicely illustrated. I aim to tell a story through my photographs. Aug 22, Eidam rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are a surprising number of belly-laughs for a novel that is more than half a century old. Outside the USA, see our international sales information.
Before reading The Shadow of the Wind, this was my favourite book. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Saturnin is a humorous novel about dangerous servant Saturnin, which constantly turns his master’s life upside down.
Open Preview See a Problem? However, what this book lacked was a sense of suspense: Studies of Homeric Greece Jan Bouzek. Bernie HigginsDavid Vaughan. So I suppose it’s a bit like someone like Joseph Heller, that this is the one book that he’s become known for. There are certain differences, I think. After finishing the school he entered the Czechoslovak Army, where he served till as an infantry officer.
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Could you say a little bit about the plot and some of the mad characters in it? Lists with This Book. I count Saturnin among the best humoristic literature ever written in Czech. Mark Corner A wonderfully lyrical passage from one of the classics of 20th century Czech writing, Zdenek Jirotka’s humorous novel, Saturnin.
This book was a gift from my Czech friend, Jarek Kolarik who jitotka recommends it as a follow-up to my having read “Good Soldier Svjec” Definitely another example of the wonderfully quirky Czech humor.