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Michal Viewegh Bliss was it in Bohemia

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Book information

Jantar Publishing

CR

2015

Hardcover

292

Standard

280987

978-0-9933773-2-7

0-9933773-2-7

Annotation

A wildly comic story about the fate of a Czech family from the 1960s onwards. At turns humorous, ironic and sentimental, an engaging portrait of their attempts to flee from history (meaning the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia ) – or at least to ignore it as long as possible... The author depicts his parents' life stories and also his own adolescence with humorous hyperbole. The account focuses on the difficulties of the father, an idiosyncratic workaholic whose efforts to protect his family regularly involve losing his dignity. At the same time, the extraordinarily gifted Kvido narrates his own teenage troubles, as an aspiring writer, in a world that is not of his own choosing. Light-hearted and sophisticated at once, this is a book that reminds us that comedy can tackle large historical subjects successfully.

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