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God's Rainbow (Hardcover) (Jaroslav Durych)

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This is a book about collective guilt, individual fate, and repentance, a tale that explores how we can come to be responsible for crimes we neither directly commit nor have the power to prevent. Set in the Czechoslovakian borderland shortly after WWII amid the sometimes violent expulsion of the region’s German population, Jaroslav Durych’s poetic, deeply symbolic novel is a literary touchstone for coming to terms with the Czech Republic’s difficult and taboo past of state-sanctioned violence.
A leading Catholic intellectual of the early twentieth century, Durych became a literary and political throwback to the prewar Czechoslovak Republic who faced censorship under the Stalinist regime of the 1950s. As such, he was a man not unfamiliar with the ramifications of a changing society in which the minority becomes the rule-making political authority, only to end up condemned as criminals. Though Durych finished writing God’s Rainbow in 1955, he could not have hoped to see it published in his lifetime. Released in a still-censored form in 1969, God’s Rainbow is available here in full for the first time in English.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Soviet Union, History
Series Title: Modern Czech Classics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Jaroslav Durych
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 52112384
UPC: 9788024632919
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6043
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