by. Jáchym Topol, . Sestra je bez diskuzí román, ke kterému se člověk musí pročíst a především prožít. .. Sestra je totiž kniha, kterou chci mít po ruce pořád. jachym topol sestra. 2 likes. Book. jachym topol sestra. Privacy · Terms. About. jachym topol sestra. Book. 2 people like this topic. Want to like this Page?. Jáchym Topol () is often referred to as true modern European classic. when he made a devastating entrance with his first novel Sestra (City Sister Sliver).

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Paperbackpages. One facet of the group’s behavior is its members’ quasi-psychoanalytic dream analyses. Would like to have given it more stars but for the confusing ju Set around the time that the wall came down some parts of the book are really good, things that I wasn’t aware of. The sense of unrest, of people not knowing who to trust or how to conduct their lives, is very well represented.

Jáchym Topol

There’s some social commentary, the most interesting being the various attempts at Capitalism and Westernisation that both Ajchym and his friends and others attempt throughout the book. Despite its dense language sprinkled with slang and amorphous madeup words, City Sister Silver is one of the most enthralling novels I’ve had the pleasure to read!

Sep 09, Margarita rated it it was amazing.

Its density and chaos have been taken by its sympathizers to reflect the social reality of the period immediately following the Velvet Revolution, with its fluctuations and free-market euphoria, ultimately leading to disillusionment and corruption. After graduating from gymnasium he worked as a stoker, stocker, construction worker, and coal deliveryman.


As one of the most powerful, and only, works of post writing to examine the conditions of the tumultuous transition period, the novel was a veritable blast onto the Czech literary scene.

City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol

Normal punctuation would have been nice too. The main protagonist of Sestrawhose first-person narrative drives the plot forward—or, at times, backward—is Potok meaning “stream” in Czech.

But Topol’s novel is anything but a sociological sestr of societal transformation. Topoo use of ellipses is rampant throughout the book, but I got used to the rhythm of the story quickly. A series of complicated events – guns, betrayal, organized crime, Laotians – leaves Potok stranded in a backwater full Deliverance -style hillbillies.

Apr sewtra, Jan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The explosion of time is Topol’s oft-repeated metaphor for the Velvet Revolution and what it set in motion.

Potok’s adventures take dangerous and ill-fated twists as he This novel is set in post-Velvet Revolution Czech Republic.

Most of the book seemed like a messy dream sequence or bad trip, topl the parts that did make sense were just disturbing. Open Preview See a Problem? Though Catbird is a relatively small publishing enterprise, it is highly valued among those who are interested in Czech literature, for it is the only press with a series focused on Czech fiction in translation. Difficult, very difficult to read.

It is a novel for readers who want an unforgettable esstra experience. Inat age 15, he became the youngest signatory of the dissident intiative Charter An enormous hypocaust of a novel. Bernhard Seliger East German Privatisation. Lists with This Book.


Feb 06, Catherine Mustread rated it liked it Recommended to Catherine by: The language of Sestra is its most interesting aspect, and it is here that the issue of translation comes to the fore. It achieves a level of horrific sestfa reminiscent of the ravings of a minor, denunciatory Old Testament prophet.

Topol began writing poetry sesrra an early age, but far from devoting all his energy to his literary career, he also participated in the creation of samizdat publications.

City Sister Silver

Topol was seztra of the first of these young Czechs he was in his very early thirties when he wrote Sestra to address his generation’s attitude toward the new times, and he was the only one to do so in such a creative and epic manner.

Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Catbird Press was founded in and specializes in American, British and European fiction with a particular emphasis on humorous writing. This is one of those books.

The story is narrated by a young man named Potok as he drifts through a soon-to-be Czech Republic that has jacgym thrown off communism and has yet to re-orient itself.