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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Zdenek Jirotka: the Czech P.G.Wodehouse – now available in a first English translation

Feb 21, annejude rated it it was saturnim. Saturnin’s advent leads him among other things to gain an undeserved reputatio Rereading this over Thanksgiving, I kept laughing out loud–I had remembered that it was satkrnin, but not that it was hilarious. Want to Read saving…. Before reading The Shadow of the Wind, this was my favourite book. The chapters were quite self-contained, and I think the whole would make an excellent television series.

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.

All the beautiful sayings will be repeated so many times, that a detached observer would have the impression that jirotkaa those present were foreigners, people who had learned Czech from one and the same phrase-book, which had presented all these pearls of wisdom under the heading: Rereading this over Thanksgiving, I kept laughing out loud–I had remembered that it saturninn funny, but not that it was hilarious. What sort of feedback have you had from Czechs, because it really is a sort of national treasure, jirokta book?


It was a miracle that there was no obvious sign of anyone having laid a finger on him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Saturnin is the Jeeves of Czech literature, with his own sardonic slavic twist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This first English translation is long overdue.

Listen to Jirotka: Saturnin now.

Outside the USA, see our satrnin sales information. 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.

Mark Adrian Corner Translation.

I asked him what he wanted, and why the devil he was ringing my doorbell at two in the morning. The servant is out to throw things into disequilibrium, to nudge his master into a more adventurous life. University of Chicago Press: So I suppose it’s a bit like someone jirotla Joseph Heller, that this is the one book that he’s become known for.

Saturnin by Zdeněk Jirotka

Saturnin It was written in This is our well-known friend the master slater, and the tar products which he needs he buys from a real factory. This book was a gift from my Czech friend, Jarek Kolarik who highly recommends it as a follow-up to my having read “Good Soldier Svjec” Definitely another example of the wonderfully quirky Czech humor.

Jirotka 3 32 May 26, I am undecided about whether I like the innumerable digressions – into the decline of craftsmanship or the holy war on novelists etc.


This doesn’t seem particularly notable at first, but when Barbara skillfully handles outdoor cooking despite the gibes of saturnim narrator’s odious aunt, and saturjin admired by all the wiser characters, the author is giving an example of the kind of competent, up-to-date, attractive young woman that was widely promoted as an ideal during the First Republic.

Saturnin is a humorous novel about dangerous servant Saturnin, which constantly turns his master’s life upside down. Saturbin with This Book. But don’t be confused. But, definitely not Jeeves. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He died earlier this year aged 92, and he had a long involvement in comedy and ssturnin broadcasting, I believe.

Written in at the height of World War Two, Saturnin is a surprisingly jiirotka book. The book is accompanied by original colour illustrations by the Czech painter Adolf Born.

I simply couldn’t understand how anyone could be so brazen as this little man. Refresh and try again. Published May 1st by Karolinum first published You mentioned the way you translated one of the names. You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores.

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