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  • Fuks, Ladislav.
    MR THEODORE MUNDSTOCK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Orion Press, (1968.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's amazing first novel, set in Prague in 1942: Mr Mundstock is just an ordinary man trying to prepare for an extraordinary fate, as he sees his friends being herded every day into the cattle cars, until he decides to fight off the insanity and fear of German deportation by simulating concentration camp conditions in his small apartment. Disturbing and compassionate. Dust jacket praise from Anthony Burgess who says it "makes a work of art out of the anticipation of evil...Not a scrap of self-pity, no fist shaking, but pathos tempered by stoic humor, and an economy of style." Translated from the Czech by Iris Unwin. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-224614657.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.(some rubbing and wear to the ends of the dj spine, short closed tear on upper edge of back cover.)

    Book ID: 36810
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  • THE TOWN PARK: And Other Stories. by Grab, Hermann.
    Grab, Hermann.
    THE TOWN PARK: And Other Stories.

    Edition: First English language printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work originally published in 1935 and set in Prague during the first World War and published here in English for the first time. In addition to the short novel this includes ten other stories. "With its delicate irony, Proustian introspection and interplay of time and memory, and exquisitely crafted style inspired by Grab's theory of 'dissonant harmonies', The Town Park has rightly been hailed as a work of genius." Translated by Quintin Hoare with a foreword by Thoedor Adorno. Afterword by Peter Staengle. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-860911896.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55527
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  • THE HOUSE OF MANY TONGUES. by Hess, Fjeril, (Illustrated by Edward Caswell)
    Hess, Fjeril, (Illustrated by Edward Caswell)
    THE HOUSE OF MANY TONGUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1935. Hardcover first edition - "More social service work in Prague" - A sequel to 'The Mounted Falcon' which told of the adventures of a "vivacious, adventurous, friendly American girl who finds herself in golden-towered Prague in the days after the war, during the shaping of the new republic of Czechoslovakia." In this novel, she and her friends establish a youth hostel for students from many countries who are attending the University of Prague - but the lightheartedness is offset somewhat by hints of the coming of World War II. Quite a bit harder to find than "The Mounted Falcon." Illustated with drawings at the head of each chapter by Edward Cassell. 228 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in red cloth with black lettering - sunning to the spine, a few splotches to the covers, binding is tight and straight, contents are very good.

    Book ID: 40940
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  • Keane, John.
    VACLAV HAVEL: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Basic Books (Perseus), (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Havel is one of the 20th century's great playwrights, dissidents, and champion of democracy - along with Nelson Mandela he navigated the gulf between political prisoner and President of his country. This authorized biography, based on unrestricted access to Havel, his friends and even his enemies, is the first definitive account of this Czech leader. Photographs, guide to pronunciation, index. 535 pp. ISBN: 0-465-037194.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34867
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  • WAITING FOR THE DARK, WAITING FOR THE LIGHT. by Klima, Ivan.
    Klima, Ivan.
    WAITING FOR THE DARK, WAITING FOR THE LIGHT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - Translated by Paul Wilson, The first work by this great Czech writer and dissident since the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Set during the 'Velvet Revolution' of 1989, this novel follows the life of Pavel Fukova, a middle-aged television cameraman. A New York Times Notable Book. 234 pp plus brief translator's note. ISBN: 0-802115748.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42004
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  • Kundera, Milan
    THE FAREWELL PARTY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel translated from the Czech by Peter Kussi. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-94496604.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a price-clipped, but near fine unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34868
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  • MY OWN REVOLUTION. by Marsden, Carolyn.
    Marsden, Carolyn.
    MY OWN REVOLUTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2012). SIGNED first edition - "In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Patrik participates in and rebels against the communist regime, knowing that anyone could become an enemy in the blink of an eye.. . As the moments tick toward too late, Patrik takes his family's fate in hand, risking everything for a chance at freedom." INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 2012. 174 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77795
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  • Mudra, Marie.
    A FEATHER FOR HIS CAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1959. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Children's novel set in the early years of the 20th century, where a young boy finds refuge on his grandfather's farm in the newly formed country of Czechoslovakia, while war ravages Eastern Europe. A presentation copy INSCRIBED by the author 'To .... with sincere appreciation of their kindness to me, best wishes' and dated in 1965.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20472
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