Exhibition of Czech and Slovak Surrealists...
video by Jan Strnad. A short video about Other Air, an exhibition of contemporary Czech and Slovak Surrealists, with a few Surrealists from other countries included as well. The exhibiton runs till April 4. If you’re in town, definitely go see it.
Czech Surrealists on Mácha (1936)
(Toyen : Ani labuť, ani Lůna) Statement by the Czechoslovak Surrealists on the 100th Anniversary of Karel Hynek Mácha’s Death We can no longer look on with indifference at this repulsive spectacle, at this grotesque swarm of cunning sextons of official Czech culture, at this parade of orators that brazenly calls itself a celebration of Karel Hynek Mácha! The nabobs, who...
Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic
We will be publishing an English edition of the Czech Decadent classic A Gothic Soul by Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic (seated above, c. 1930) in an excellent translation by Kirsten Lodge. In the meanwhile, we have posted a couple of his shorter texts in her translation : Stagnant Waters The Death of Salomé A biography and bibliography can be found here.
Decay is the Way Dead Things Live
lareviewofbooks: JACOB MIKANOWSKI on Bruno Schulz, Jindřich Štyrský, and other modernist masters of matter. Dream of Butterflies, Jindřich Štyrský from Dreamverse (Twisted Spoon) The fiction of Bruno Schulz is alive with dead things. His stories all take place in the narrow landscape of his childhood: the small, provincial town of Drohobycz in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is...