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Hordubal / Prva smena by Karel Čapek
Return to Book Page. This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Capek’s career. The novels share neither characters nor events; instead, they approach the problem of knowing people—of mutual understanding—in a variety of ways. Detectives faced with a murder reconstruct the crime, but not the character of the man who was murdered. Three people tell stories horudbal a dying pilot they know This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Capek’s career.
Three people tell stories about a dying kadel they know almost nothing about; each story is as full of truth as it is devoid of facts.
And one man looks back on his life and discovers all the people he might have been. Together, these three short novels form a readable philosophical novel unique in world literature. Paperbackpages. Published February 1st by Catbird Press first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Three Novelsplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Jun 19, Spencer rated it it was capeek. Capek is one of the most under appreciated authors of the 20th century.
Hordubal / Prva smena
He wrote, literally pun intendedin almost every single genre. Also, Capek was a candidate for the noble prize in literature, but was not awarded because he refused to write less critical Nazi and Communist literature.
Being born in what was then Czechoslovakia, Capek’s sentiment uncannily predicted Czechoslovakia’s history for the next 50 years after his death. The narration swoops in and out of 3rd, 1st, and 2nd in a very fluid and revealing way. It’s very difficult to describe, however if you appreciate Czech literature this is a good and fun read. These novels reflect the mindset of Czechoslovakia during the interwar period quite well: Apr 27, Smrtijedka rated it really liked it.
Oct 11, Patrick Al-de Lange rated it liked it. This was a hard one to rate. Three novels in one. The first, Hordubal, is the best of the three by far. A wonderful, almost absurd tale of a man who comes back home after years and can’t tell his wife is having an affair. As a twist, it ends as a sort of detective story.
This novel is the perfect example of why I like to seek out books native to the country I am visiting.
It has a bit of history and gives a view on Czech culture of the time and region the novel is set in. The 2nd story is the sk This was a hard one to rate.
The 2nd story is the sketch of a man who’s in hospital and in a coma. A nurse, poet and a clairvoyant all give a supposed history of the man based on absolutely nothing. The last story starts off all right, but near the end dissolves in philosophizing about personalities which left me struggling to finish the novel.
Perhaps I went into the 2nd and 3rd uordubal in the wrong frame of mind, but I don’t think so. If Hordubal hadn’t been there, this collection would horduba, got a maximum of 2 stars, mainly due to An Ordinary Life, but Hordubal was so lovely, on its own I would have rated it at least 4 stars.
Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, An Ordinary Life
Jun 30, Jake Cooper rated it it was ok Shelves: Well-written, but often dull. I didn’t make it to the 3rd story. May 10, Marek Herman rated it it was ok. We had to read this mandatory at school, when compared to other Capek’s book, this one was terribly boring Jan 18, Joel Pelanne rated horduval it was amazing Shelves: An amazing collection of novels. Like Beckett, without the crushing hopelessness okay, maybe a little bit.
Aug 26, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: I actually only read Hordbul, but it was great. Tereza Srbi rated it liked it Apr 23, Jan rated it it was kaeel Feb 04, Antuan Domasol rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Josef Dubec rated it it was amazing May 04, Iva rated it liked it Nov 18, Patrick rated it really liked it Feb 07, Lynx rated it liked it Jan 01, Dan Edwards rated it liked it Apr 15, Frank Beissel rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Kai Weber rated it really liked it Feb 09, Linda rated it really liked it May 17, Hanka Lesakova rated it really liked it Mar karwl, Sebastian Urbas rated it really liked it Sep 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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