No Saints Or Angels

Ivan Klima

Published: 17 October 2002
Paperback, B Format
126x198mm, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781862075368
£6.99

Overview

Ivan Klima is widely recognized as one of the most important Czech writers of his generation. No Saints or Angels is set in Prague during the summer of 1998 and spans three generations, from the Second World War to the new millennium. Told with great poise and affection, it attempts to make sense of the new, queasy democracy that followed the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and beautifully captures the shifting realities of contemporary Prague.


About the author

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Ivan Klima was born in 1931 in Prague, where he now lives, and was editor of the journal of the Czech Writers' Union during the Prague Spring. He is the author of many plays, stories and novels, including Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, The Ultimate Intimacy and My Golden Trades, and a non-fiction book, The Spirit of Prague, all of which are published by Granta Books. His work, which is now published worldwide, was once banned in his own country. More about the author


Reviews

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‘He has a quiet, clear style paying forensic attention to the causes of happiness and misery, making him peculiarly absorbing ... A highly intelligent novel’

‘Klima's thoughtful novel ends with delicate cogency, as a tribute to human resilience’

‘One of the leading Czech writers of the Kundera generation ... Klima's prose is controlled and rueful. This is a novel of gently delivered wisdoms, played around a very human drama of tenderness and vulnerability’

‘This big, clever, generous book is Ivan Klima's best yet’





 
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