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On its initial publication in Czech in 1942, Saturnin was a best seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected—if temporary—reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. In the years since, the novel has been hailed as a classic of Czech literature, and this translation makes it available to English-language readers for the first time—which is entirely appropriate, for author Zdenek Jirotka clearly modeled his light comedy on the English masters Jerome K. Jerome and P. G. Wodehouse. The novel’s main character, Saturnin, a “gentleman’s gentleman” who obviously owes a debt to Wodehouse’s beloved Jeeves, wages a constant battle to protect his master from romantic disaster and intrusive relatives, such as Aunt Catherine, the “Prancing Dictionary of Slavic Proverbs.” Saturnin will warm the heart of any fan of literary comedy.

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Zdenek Jirotka (1911–2003) was a Czech author of radio plays, novels, and short stories. Mark Corner is a translator, author, and lecturer in religious and European studies who lives and works in Brussels.

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ISBN 10: 8024606836 ISBN 13: 9788024606835
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Buchbeschreibung Karoma, 2006. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - On its initial publication in Czech in 1942, 'Saturnin' was a best-seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected--if temporary--reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. In the years since, the novel has been hailed as a classic of Czech literature, and this new translation makes it available to English-language readers for the first time--which is entirely appropriate, for author Zdenek Jirotka clearly modeled his light comedy on the English masters Jerome K. Jerome and P G. Wodehouse. The novel's main character, Saturnin, a 'gentleman's gentleman' who obviously owes a debt to Wodehouse's beloved Jeeves, wages a constant battle to protect his master from romantic disaster and intrusive relatives, such as Aunt Catherine, the 'Prancing Dictionary of Slavic Proverbs.' Enlivened with new, full-color illustrations by Czech graphic artist Adolph Born, 'Saturnin 'will warm the heart of any fan of literary comedy. 263 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF3003039932

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