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Author Poláček, Karel, author

Title We were a handful / Karel Polác̆ek ; translation from the Czech by Mark Corner
Published Prague : Karolinum Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (209 pages)
Series Modern Czech Classics
Modern Czech classics.
Contents Cover; About the author; Translator's Note and Acknowledgement
Summary "A favorite work of Czech humor, We Were a Handful depicts the adventures of five boys from a small Czech town through the diary of Petr Bajza, the grocer's son. Written by Karel Polácek at the height of World War II before his deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, this book draws on the happier years of Polácek's own childhood as inspiration. As we look upon the world through Petr's eyes, we, too, marvel at the incomprehensible world of grownups; join in fights between gangs of neighborhood kids; and laugh at the charming language of boys, a major source of the book's humor. This translation at last offers English-language readers the opportunity to share in Petr's (and Polácek's) childhood and reminds us that joy and laughter are possible even in the darkest times"-- Amazon
Notes Print version record
Subject Czech fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Czech fiction
Form Electronic book
Author Corner, Mark, translator
ISBN 8024633752 (electronic bk.)
9788024633756 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Bylo nás pět. English