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Using the narrator to give his clear and not always objective views on what is going on and at times jumping ahead or back in time, we get a fascinating modernist take on a medieval romance (in both senses of the word). -- The Modern Novel

In a certain sense the novel is a milestone in Vančura's evolution. Just as scattered rays converge in a single golden strand in the lens of a magnifying glass, in Marketa Lazarova Vančura's creative endeavors converge in a single, undivided stream. -- Milan Kundera

[T]his is a remarkable and unusual book, particularly since archaic text is relieved with beautiful writing and contemporary asides. [...] Marketa Lazarova is a little treasure of a book for its historical value, the lusty tale it tells, and the literary worth of Vladislav Vančura's writing. - NewPages

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Novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, Vladislav Vancura was born in 1891 in Haj (Silesia) into a family with ancestral roots in the nobility. A founding member of the Czech avant-garde artists group Devětsil in 1920, he served as its first chairman and was instrumental in formulating its Poetist program for literature. Vancura's most acclaimed work, Marketa Lazarova, brought him renown as an innovator of the first order and Czechoslovakia's State Prize for Literature in 1931. He was arrested on May 12, 1942, by the Gestapo, tortured, and executed on June 1, 1942.

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  • Hardcover: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Twisted Spoon Press (25 May 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8086264432
  • ISBN-13: 978-8086264431
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 19 cm
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