My translations from czech into hebrew

Jáchym Topol: Kloktat dehet - Gargling Tar 
Achuzat Bayit, 2013. 323pp.

"Topol's fourth novel, Gargling with Tar, is a crashing, free-wheeling tank ride of a book. It is set in the Bohemian forests in 1968, during the crushing of the Prague spring of Topol's boyhood. Yet its version is not entirely trustworthy: gargling with coal-tar soap is the punishment for telling fibs in the boys' home where the orphan narrator grows up."
{Maya Jaggi, The Independent}

"It's nice to have an unreliable narrator fess up straight away. The tar in Jáchym Topol's title is a reference to the coal-tar soap the nuns at the narrator's orphanage use as a punishment for bad language or lying. Crawling out from under the shadow of Kundera, a new generation of Czech novelists is reaching the Anglo-Saxon world, and Topol is one of the most rated writers in Prague."
{Tibor Fischer, The Guardian}

יאכים טופול: לגרגר זפת

Michal Kraus: Deník - Diary
Yad Vašem, 2017. Harcover with illustrations, 120pp.

מיכאל קראוס: בממלכת התיל

Karel Čapek: Kritika slov - The Criticism of Words 
Carmel, 2014. 147pp.


קארל צ'אפק: ביקורת המילים וטקסטים נוספים על הלשון

Ladislav Fuks: Spalovač mrtvol - The Cremator 
Kineret, Zmora Bitan, Machbarot lesifrut, 2015. 205pp.

“The devil’s neatest trick is to persuade us that he doesn’t exist.”—Giovanni Papini
It is a maxim that both rings true in our contemporary world and pervades this tragicomic novel of anxiety and evil set amid the horrors of World War II. As a gay man living in a totalitarian, patriarchal society, noted Czech writer Ladislav Fuks identified with the tragic fate of his Jewish countrymen during the Holocaust. The Cremator arises from that shared experience. Fuks presents a grotesque, dystopian world in which a dutiful father, following the strict logic of his time, liberates the souls of his loved ones by destroying their bodies—first the dead, then the living. As we watch this very human character—a character who never ceases to believe that he is doing good—become possessed by an inhuman ideology, the evil that initially permeates the novel’s atmosphere concretizes in this familiar family man. A study of the totalitarian mindset with stunning resonance for today, The Cremator is a disturbing, powerful work of literary horror.
{From the English translation}

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