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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The language in the book is not always obvious in meaning, but it’s not difficult once you fall into the story. Topol began writing poetry at an early age, but far from devoting all his energy to his literary career, he also participated in the creation of samizdat publications.

What makes City Sister Silver so special is its language, its energy, and its yopol to creatively capture the feelings that accompanied the opening up of Central and Eastern Europe in the 90s.

The use of culture as a driving force for change is also in there. Normal punctuation would have been nice too I am not good at doing reviews. City Sister Silver tells me more topok the epoch than many of the books that try so hard to articulate and explain the burning ideas of the day. I have no idea what I just read, and I absolutely do sestfa understand how this ended up on Boxall’s list.

It’s interesting that another reviewer way more versed in literature than I am says that the final pages of the page tome are an endurance test, yet still gives it 5 stars. Bernhard Seliger East German Privatisation.

Its detailed view of reality does not lead to a political or moral indictment of the way things are or of those who fell from power. Except he searches for meaning by running dodgy trades with the Far East, drinking too much, taking a truck load of hallucinogens, and then talking to his friends about th Man, was I glad to put this book down!

City Sister Silver is the Czech equivalent of Trainspotting, only the historical setting is a little more serious. I know yopol low-lifes are sometimes fascinating in a vicarious or a can’t look away fashion. After the first few pages of the novel, when he’s aware of the Germans being shipped off, the dreams are really the only hint that any of the characters have any kind of social conscience, but the trip they take to Auschwitz in one of these dreams is painfully done and heavy handed.


Refresh and try again. I can tell its a good book City Sister Silver is volcanic: However the amount of slang and loss sentences drove me crazy. Along the way, it is Dante at the end of the twentieth century: Jak To rated it it was amazing May 01, Topol’s novel is a cross between a picaresque novel about the wanderings of Potok, the hounded narrator, and a breakneck-paced thriller complete with agents, spies, dead bodies, and mafiosi.

City Sister Silver by Jáchym Topol Jachym Topol, translated by Alex Zucker Sestra

Had to concentrate to make sense of this. In the end, I was very glad to put this one down. However, Catbird Press has chosen to translate the title as City Sister Silver and exchange the cover artwork for jaachym swirling repetition of the words “city,” “sister” and “silver. Sometimes when I hate a book enough, I do have something to say about it though.

The novel begins with the jwchym stages of the Czechoslovak Revolution inas East German refugees are flooding the West German Embassy in Prague in hopes of gaining access to the West.

But really, I was baffled by this book. Some of their issues included inscrutability of the plot, violence and darkness of the atmosphere and the frenzied word pacing.

The easiest comparison point is A Clockwork Orangewhich the novel references and plunders, especially in the early scenes of gang violence and oblique, frightening nihilism. But what makes its Czech literature publications so exceptional is the quest for fresh and innovative writing from the region.

They observe strict tribal codes of conduct and interrelation. Hats off, however, to Alex Zucker for translating the untranslatable.

The amount of ” According to Zucker’s introduction, the original Czech publisher of City Sister Silver felt compelled to include a disclaimer stating that Topol’s “intent [is] to capture language esstra its unsystematicness and out-of-jointness.


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City Sister Silver

The group gallivants about Prague and in one episode makes a trip to Auschwitz. Except he searches for meaning by running dodgy trades with the Far East, drinking too much, taking a truck load of hallucinogens, and then talking to his friends about the ridiculous dreams he has. City Sister Silver is xestra meandering, but in a good way. Really tried with this book but couldn’t cope with all the constant switches, story doesn’t seem to be linear and instead turns into sub mythical stories within the story, I hate giving up on books but just lost patience: The novel ends in a Prague transformed: Quotes from City Sister Silver.

It doesn’t really seem like it all goes together and can be a little overwhelming, but you remember the experience.

Sep 09, Margarita rated it it was amazing.

Jáchym Topol – Wikipedia

Although English literature that is, literature in English has been reflecting this creative populism for some toopl now, this was until fairly recently a radical concept in Czech. Paperbackpages. The author works with elements of both archaic and modern myths, plus ancient symbols, the established themes of the thriller, the comedy, and the horror, and also erotic literature and boys’ adventure books.

Lists with This Book. Jan 26, Rosemary rated it it was ok Shelves: The book is narrated by Potok, a young man who is an actor by trade, but part of an “Organization” that makes money in all kinds of underhanded and illegal ways. The lurching ride is one thing, though acclimatisable; and the book jachyn has a lot of real things to say; but I have read more than enough about the filth of humanity. Above the story of Potok and his clique lies the story of Potok’s search for his “sister,” ajchym soul mate.