By Michal Viewegh

MICHAL VIEWEGH’s brief and witty novel Bringing Up ladies in Bohemia is the tale of Beata Kralova and her not-so-young tutor. Beata is a 20-year-old drop-out and daughter of Denis Kral (i.e., King), a Czech “new millionaire” of doubtful connections. Beata embraces lover after lover in addition to reasons new to jap Europe: the surroundings, animal rights, feminism, consumerism, new-age religion. 

This satirical examine Prague this present day via the easiest of the hot Czech writers entertains with a parade of unnforgettable characters,the new mafiosi and their ex-secret police bodyguards, the expatriate american citizens, and plenty of a rare Czech, from a cremation fanatic to a hopelessly naïve sex-education teacher. 

The novel can also be a significant exploration of the position of the author in post-communist significant Europe. The narrator, himself a author and instructor who's in love with Beata, needs to painting her destiny in phrases that specify her nihilism with out wasting religion in his personal optimistic craft of tale- telling. His hard-won credo as artist is to be an entertainer in a global of newly felt cruelty and suffering. 

 

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