The Vow: A Requiem for The Fifties
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Glagoslav Publications Ltd, 2022.
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9781914337574

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Jiří Kratochvil., & Jiří Kratochvil|AUTHOR. (2022). The Vow: A Requiem for The Fifties . Glagoslav Publications Ltd.

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Jiří Kratochvil and Jiří Kratochvil|AUTHOR. 2022. The Vow: A Requiem for The Fifties. Glagoslav Publications Ltd.

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Jiří Kratochvil and Jiří Kratochvil|AUTHOR. The Vow: A Requiem for The Fifties Glagoslav Publications Ltd, 2022.

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Jiří Kratochvil, and Jiří Kratochvil|AUTHOR. The Vow: A Requiem for The Fifties Glagoslav Publications Ltd, 2022.

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Set in 1950s Brno, at the height of Gottwald's Stalinist reshaping of Czechoslovakia into a Communist prison, and partially in today's independent Czech Republic, Kratochvil, alternating between the dry Czech humour of Jaroslav Hašek and the uncanny, chilling otherworldliness of Edgar Allan Poe, takes the reader on a journey such as they have never been on before: to geographic areas in the beautiful Moravian city where no foot has set since the Middle Ages, and... places deep inside all of us, where most of us would rather never venture...

Translation of this book was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.
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