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Recommended Reading - Prague

Erben Nemcova

The Best of Czech Fairly Tales

Jan Neruda

Prague Tales

Franz Kafka

Collected Stories

The Man Who Disappeared (Amerika)

Letters to Milena

Letter to Father

The Castle


The Trial

The Diaries

Gustav Meyrink

The Golem

The Opal And Other Stories

The Angel of the West Window

The White Dominican

Ladislay Klima

The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch

Jaroslay Hasek

The Good Soldier Svejk

Vitezslav Nezval

Antilyrik and Other Poems

Vitezslav Nezval, & Jindrich Styrsky

Edition 69

Vladislav Vancura

Summer of Caprice

Karal Capek

R.U.R. and The Insect Play

Three Novels. Hordubal, Meteor, Ordinary Life

War with the Newts

Tales From Two Pockets

Jiri Orten

Selected Poems

Jiri Weil

Mendelssohn is on the Roof

Vladimir Holan

The First Testament

Soliloquy with Shakespeare

Zdenek Jirotka


Bohumil Hrabal

Closely Observed Trains

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

I Served the King of England

Too Loud a Solitude

Arnost Lustig

Waiting for Leah

Diamonds of the Night

Lovely Green Eyes

Dita Saxova

Ladislav Novak

The Transformations of Mr. Hadliz

Josef Skvorecky

Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka

The End of Lieutenant Boruvka

The Engineer of Human Souls

Miracle Game

The Bride of Texas

Two Murders in my Double Life

Vaclav Havel

Letters to Olga

Largo Desolato


The Garden Party and Other Plays

Daniela Fischerova

Fingers Pointing Somewhere Else

Pavel Kohout

The Widow Killer

I Am Snowing

Ludvik Vaculik

The Axe

Ivan Klima

My Merry Mornings

Lovers for a Day

My Golden Trades

Love and Garbage

Milan Kundera

Life is Elsewhere

The Joke

Laughable Loves

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

The Unbearable Lightness of Being




Miroslav Holub

Poems Before and After: Collected English Translations

Patrik Ourednik

Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century

Nancy Hawker (Ed.)

Povidky: Short Stories by Czech Women

Iva Pekarkova

Gimme the Money

Jachym Topol

City Sister Silver

Emil Hakl

Of Kids & Parents


This is the syllabus for Petr Bilek's PSP class:

Charles IV - Emperor by the Grace of God - Catalogue of the Exhibition. Culture and Art in the Reign of the Last of the Luxembourgs 1347-1437
Sudek, Josef (PHT)/ Farova, Anna - The Window of My Studio (photography, essay)
Simecka, Milan - Letters from Prison
Klima, Ivan - Between Security and Insecurity
Klima, Ivan - The Spirit of Prague
Koudelka, Josef - Prague, 1968 (photography)
Masin, Barbara - Gauntlet ;Five Friends, 24,000 Enemy Troops, and the Secret That Could Have Changed the Course of the Cold War
Epstein, Helen - Where She Came from. A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History Svankmajerova, Eva - Baradla Cave (art)
Asch, Ronald G. - The Thirty Years War. Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618-48
Agnew, Hugh -The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
Abrams, Bradley F. - The Struggle for the Soul of a Nation. Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism
Iggers, Wilma - Women of Prague. Ethnic Diversity and Social Change from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Cornej, Petr - Great Stories in Czech History
Cornej, Petr & Pokorny, Jiri - A Brief History of the Czech Lands to 2004
Amir Bar-Lev - Fighter (film)

Kolya (Kolja) Dir.: Jan Sverák, 1996
Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky) Dir.: Jirí Menzel, 1966
The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) Dir.: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos, 1966
Zelary (Zelary) Dir.: Ondrej Trojan, 2003
Divided We Fall (Musíme si pomáhat) Dir.: Jan Hrebejk, 2000
The Elementary School (Obecná skola) Dir.: Jan Sverák, 1991
My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková) Dir.: Jirí Menzel, 1985
The Firemen's Ball (Horí, má panenko) Dir.: Milos Forman, 1967
Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) Dir.: Milos Forman, 1965
Dark Blue World (Tmavomodrý svet) Dir. by Jan Sverák, 2001
Romeo, Juliet and Darkness (Romeo, Julie a tma), 1959
Murder Czech Style (Vrazda po cesku), 1967
The Coward (Zbabelec), 1961
The Wolf Trap (Vlcí jáma), 1957


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