: Kytice (): Karel Jaromir Erben: Books. When Karel Jaromír Erben (; portrait above from and I hope that the following version, part of a complete translation of Kytice to be. Karel Jaromír Erben – báseň Kytice. “Zemřela matka a do hrobu dána, siroty po ní zůstaly; i přicházely každičkého rána a matičku svou hledaly. I zželelo se.

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Coat of green and boots of redFor tomorrow I’ll be wed: But there is always a powerful moral undercurrent running underneath, a system of punishment and reward often unpalatable to a modern audience. Glow, moon, glow, That my thread may sew. Plus it’s not easy to translate kzrel that 1 rhymes and 2 tells a story.

An authentic fairy tale, one neither too artificially sweetened or full of obnoxious modern psychological undertones, is difficult to describe but instantly recognisable.

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Czech must read classic! Here a foot goes floating by, There a pale hand waves; That woman, poor lost soul, Goes to seek her grave!

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One of my favorite czech books. But now, as I read these Erben fairy tales in poetic format, I can see, plainly and with lucidity, that these stories did not deserve the quality of translation they were given. Give me that living girl, I say!

She had no tomb at all As her last abode; Only haromir massive stone Pressed her with its load. Then, inhe went to Prague where he studied philosophy and later law. The family story is that she had a child there and gave it away to a cousin, and then returned to the US. Jarokir, goblins and revenants abound, often clashing with the Christian church. Oh, poor, poor girl!


A breathless ride through gothic visions, like being taken by a skeletal hand and flown over 19th century Eastern European peasant landscapes. Sulak spent fifteen years “on and off” translating the poems, originally published in Czech inand claims that her translation, “is sensitive to Erben’s prosodic and syntactic innovations that produced a living language filled with the musicality for which Czechs have long been known.

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Oarel 20, Ai Eater no Kuroyake rated it liked it. Water’s flowing, flowing, Wave on wave is surging, See there, among the waves, A white dress emerging. The full title of “Kytice” reveals that it’s a collection of motifs ‘from Czech ballads and songs’. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

How did you manage to get all this into English? They travel together over hill, over dale and through the marshes until they come to his palace, which to her horror is a church surrounded by a graveyard full of crosses. One woman, most of all, Feels hers break this way; From her head she tears the hair, Calling in dismay: But I’d never had an experience like this, when I had been translating before.

And now we’ve reached the climax: Up there, one grave is gaping wide, and in the dead-house stands a bride, and, upon every burial mound, shreds of new shirts are scattered round. Dreamlike and nightmarish, horrible and beautiful, Kytice is a handful of wild-flowers we are lucky to have dried, preserved and stuck between pages for posterity.

He is a lyrical poet, who is neither subjective nor reflexive, but is an objective creator She fills her apron with coins, and temporarily sets the child down in the barrow, intending to return to it once she has secured the treasure. In this case it’s a bridegroom who comes back from beyond the grave to claim his girl, and she follows him to the grave and beyond it. This must have been very difficult to translate, because you’ve got the metre, you’ve got the rhyme, you’ve got an idiom which is very much of its time – of the 19th century.


: Karel Jaromír Erben – báseň Kytice

She sings sadly of how she wishes she was up on dry land in a grave rather than down there. The girl on whom he has set his sights is completely unsuspecting.

No trivia or quizzes yet. There it sits, there it sits With its plaintive coo; Everyone who hears it feels His heart will break in two.

I have a quote here from another well-known 19th century Czech writer, Jan Neruda, who wrote of Erben – and I’ll paraphrase what he wrote here:. And this she interprets as a presage of bad news. Can you tell me what the poem is about?

This kyticee Erben and Banquet, an important literary work of his, essential reading for a guy like me. They pulled her to the bank, Secretly to lie Buried where footpaths cross In a field of rye.

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