by. Jáchym Topol, . Sestra je bez diskuzí román, ke kterému se člověk musí pročíst a především prožít. .. Sestra je totiž kniha, kterou chci mít po ruce pořád. jachym topol sestra. 2 likes. Book. jachym topol sestra. Privacy · Terms. About. jachym topol sestra. Book. 2 people like this topic. Want to like this Page?. Jáchym Topol () is often referred to as true modern European classic. when he made a devastating entrance with his first novel Sestra (City Sister Sliver).

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City Sister Silver marks a turning point in Czech prose, the point when literary development must finally break away and, after all the fatiguing twists and turns and subtle departures, strike out in a definite direction. It is a truly breathtaking book. It’s not quick or easy, but it was worth yopol. May 05, Nicole rated it liked it.

They observe strict tribal codes of conduct and interrelation. Sestra captures the irony, joy, confusion and gruesomeness inherent in the outlook of young Czechs during this period.

It may take you two years to get through sestraa it did me, but I think I got something from it.

City Sister Silver

The language of Sestra is its most interesting aspect, and it is here that the issue of translation comes to the fore. Jan 26, Rosemary rated it it was ok Shelves: The setra is full of storytelling, myths, dreams and nightmares, shifting through a variety of genres. Sometimes when I hate a book enough, I do have something to say about it though.


There’s so much flavor and jachyn many different notes. But then others were horrible. The first part was the hardest to follow.

City Sister Silver the real avant-garde thing: Potok lives in Prague and is a member of a “byznys” tribe involved in various smuggling and racketeering activities.

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Topol’s imagination suddenly rips out from under the earth with eruptive force, then cools off in the later pages, giving the reader a chance to relax. The number of people who travelled into the west as soon as they could, and Topol’s description of the chaos. He left both publications not long after the Velvet Revolution. Mar 15, Deanne rated it liked it Shelves: There are sections that seem more like dream sequences, the Laotians living in the apartment block, the dissappearances and the sections dealing with Cerna in particular.

Jan Mucha rated it it was amazing Apr 14, A magnificent spewing of everything, a spewing that leads to thoughts of Kerouac, Genet, and Dante. The easiest comparison point is A Clockwork Orangewhich the novel references and plunders, especially in the early scenes of gang violence and oblique, frightening nihilism.

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Ssetra extraordinarily talented prose debut is a first attempt at expressing, in a profound and very individual way, the feelings of a generation who entered life with a deep-seated aversion to the reigning social the so-called socialist order, who found themselves practically overnight in a society based on entirely different principles, a market society offering them countless opportunities.

Apr 02, Jan rated it it was amazing Shelves: City Sister Silver is wildly meandering, but in a good way. Stream-of-consciousness and mythological storytelling predominate. Feb 16, Becky rated it did not like it Shelves: One facet of the group’s behavior is its members’ quasi-psychoanalytic dream analyses. Sep 09, Margarita rated it it was amazing. However the amount of slang and loss sentences drove me crazy.


A sprawling epic both exhilarating and insufferable. For example, “and” becomes “an” and “all of you” is “alla ya. City Sister Silver is a one-of-a-kind response to the debate on whether and how it is possible to portray present-day reality in literature and art. Like most newly free societies, City Sister Silver is at once violent, confused, and limitless in possibility — and like most revolutions, it is nearly impossible to quit once begun. To ask other readers questions about City Sister Silverplease sign up.

City Sister Silver tells me more about the epoch than many of the books that try so hard to articulate and explain the burning ideas of the day. The author works with elements of both archaic and modern myths, plus ancient symbols, the established themes of the thriller, the comedy, and the horror, and also erotic literature and boys’ adventure books.

However, as a published author, he is firmly rooted in the s, since his first legitimate publication was the aforementioned collection put out by the Atlantis publishing house in City Sister Silver is volcanic: