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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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I count Saturnin among the best humoristic literature ever written in Czech. 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.

You can comfort the bereaved family with the dictum that what may cut short a young life, always ends an old one. I asked him what he wanted, and why the devil he was ringing my doorbell at two in the morning. I happen to know him. You mentioned the nirotka you translated one of the names. But don’t be confused. 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. Oct 10, Vaclav Kocian rated it it was amazing.

Aug 18, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: Saturnin is a humorous novel about dangerous servant Saturnin, which constantly turns his master’s life upside down.

I’d be interested to know about the translation and some of the difficulties or challenges. Saturnin’s advent leads him among other things to gain an undeserved reputation as a big-game hunter and to take up residence on a houseboat.

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. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Odvezla jeho i se Saturninem do nemocnice. Now its number 2. Then he worked at the Ministry of public works and till the end of the Satufnin he made his living by literature.

Wodehouse and his immortal duo, Bertie and Jeeves. He did write about half a dozen novels but this is really the only one that has become well-known. But, definitely not Jeeves. Open Preview See a Problem?

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I did enjoy the b When I was given this book the giver likened it to Jeeves and Wooster, and I think that’s a fairly accurate comparison.

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It is a book that although available in English aaturnin the Czech Republic if you’re lucky enough to find itought to be readily available in North America although I wish the translator had kept the characters’ original Czech names rather than inventing English ones. This was a nightmare, trying to think of names. One form of resistance was to put the world created by invasion out of your mind and create another.

I know you credit your wife Lenka for her substantial help with the translation. In this case we never learn the narrator’s name, but he makes clear that he is a calm, sensible, unadventurous person–a nice but perhaps boring fellow.

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I have no confidence in my powers as a translator, no confidence in my powers as someone who knows about Czech. Do they feel that you’ve captured the spirit of the book? Is it political at all, or is it absolutely escapist? I’m looking forward to reading Saturnin in Czech next – the English version kirotka a translation echo to it that makes me wish for the Czech. I suppose that the comparison with Wodehouse is because it’s the story of a man and his manservant, but he’s not a Jeeves character, he’s a rather wicked, roguish character.

It might be a rather negative form of resistance, but something with its own validity, I think. 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 saturninn. Oct 04, Stephanie rated it really liked it.

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