Pavel Kohout, Nápady svaté Kláry [The Premonitions of St Clara]

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Pavel Kohout’s bestselling novel

Nápady svaté Kláry

[The Premonitions of St Clara] was first published in German in Hamburg in 1980, and then in the original Czech in Toronto in 1981. Translations into other languages, Norwegian and Hebrew among them (but not English yet), followed soon. Kohout wrote


in exile, after he and his third wife Jelena Mašínová had been, for their dissident activity, stripped of the Czechoslovak citizenship during their 1979 work-related trip to Austria. Free from the persecution and censorship by the Czechoslovak Communist authorities, Kohout gave full vent to his satirical talent while combining an insider’s insight with an outsider’s outspokenness in his description of a commotion caused by a psychic teenage girl called Klára in a…

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Citation: Rogatchevski, Andrei. "Nápady svaté Kláry". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 May 2022 [, accessed 19 April 2024.]

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