I don't think Kafka will tell you much about the Czech soul.Vanda said:Hello there,
I'd like to read Czech books in which I could understand more about this
people soul. Besides the well-known Kafka and Kundera, can someone
suggest some books translated to English, French or Spanish?
Thank you very much!
Just to make sure that you are not missing something: Do you know that Karel is the first name? I am asking because you referred to him as if he were a buddy of yours.Vanda said:Thank you Jana!
I knew you'd appear as efficient as ever! I'll try to find those mentioned.
Actually, as for Karel , I have already read him, but in Fairytales (all of
them English tales, though).
Again , thank you. I''ll take advantage of it.Jana337 said:Just to make sure that you are not missing something: Do you know that Karel is the first name? I am asking because you referred to him as if he were a buddy of yours.
Me and Karel, these friends! old... very old friends. lol
As I was not sure if I could manage the Č word I chose the easiest, just the 1st name. hehehe
Is there anything you are particularly interested in? A genre, topic, era?
Not at all. Any topic, any era, anything.All welcome!
On reflection, I also include Jaroslav Hašek, whose Švejk is supposed to be the very definition of the Czech soul. But I don't like the book very much.
This one, wow! Would be great, because of this Czech soul.
May suggest a Hungarian Jew as a key to the Czech soul? Ephraim Kishon, deceased in February, embodies what I think is the Czech sense of humor. But you may have problems with translations because his main market is Germany and now, increasingly, my part of Europe.
Again , this German language ...always a thorn in my flesh. I've been postponing to take it seriously and it keeps on chasing me.
The Czech sense of humor, I'll tell you, as far as I know , it says a loooot to
Questions are welcome.Jana