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- DescriptionWritten between 1954 and 1957 and treating events from the Stalinist era of Czechoslovakia's postwar Communist regime, Midway Upon the Journey</i><i>of Our Life</i> flew in the face of the reigning aesthetic of socialist realism, an anti-heroic vel informed by the literary theory of Viktor Shklovsky and constructed from episodes and lyrical sketches of the author and his neighbors' everyday life in industrial rth Bohemia, set against a backdrop of historical and cultural upheaval. Meditative and speculative reflections here alternate and overlap with fragmentary accounts of Jedlicka's own biography and slices of the lives of people around him, typically rendered as overheard conversations. The narrative passages range in chrology from May 1945 to the early 1950s, with sporadic leaps through time as the characters go about the business of building a new society and the mythology that goes with it. Due to its critical view of socialist society, <i>Midway</i> remained unpublished until 1966, amid the easing of cultural control, but a complete version of this darkly comic vel did t appear in Czech until 1994.
- Author Biography<b>Josef Jedlicka</b> (1927-1990) was a Czech novelist and essayist. <b>Alex Zucker</b> is a translator of Czech literature whose translation of Jachym Topol's <i>The Devil's Workshop</i> received the English PEN Award for Writing in Translation.
- Author(s)Josef Jedlicka
- PublisherKarolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
- Date of Publication22/03/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationOvocny
- Country of PublicationCzech Republic
- ImprintKarolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
- Weight340 g
- Width140 mm
- Height191 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Translated byAlex Zucker
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