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THE CZECH BOOKS YOU MUST READ

Looking for a good book to read during quarantine? Check out  'THE CZECH BOOKS YOU MUST READ' project by Radio Prague International offering a list of arguably the best and most popular Czech books available in English.

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WAR WITH THE NEWTS: KAREL ČAPEK’S PRESCIENT, DYSTOPIAN MAGNUM OPUS
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↓ 'Válka s Mloky', photo: repro Karel Čapek, 'Válka s mloky' / Československý spisovatel, 1986




EDUARD BASS’S THE CHATTERTOOTH ELEVEN:
A FOOTBALL FAIRY TALE FOR GROWN-UPS AND CHILDREN

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'The Chattertooth Eleven', illustration by Josef Čapek,
photo: repro Eduard Bass, 'Klapzubova jedenáctka' / SNDK




VLADISLAV VANČURA’S MARKETA LAZAROVÁ:
A MEDIEVAL EPIC EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES OF CZECH LANGUAGE

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↓ Repro photo: Vladislav Vančura 'Marketa Lazarová' / Československý spisovatel




THE GOOD SOLDIER ŠVEJK: JAROSLAV HAŠEK’S COMIC MASTERPIECE

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↓ Photo: Steve Collis, Flickr, CC BY 2.0




THE GRANDMOTHER: THE BOOK THAT EVERY CZECH KNOWS

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↓ Illustration by Vladimír Tesař, photo: repro Božena Němcová, 'Babička', 1984 / Slunovrat