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Hruška, Karel

Works: 114 works in 193 publications in 7 languages and 711 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction  Parables  Legal stories  Novels  Personal correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Dancer, Performer, Illustrator, Contributor, Author, Artist
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karel Hruška
Jiří Kylián's Car Men and other ballets( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Car Men: Exactly 20 years separate Jiri Kylian's solo Silent Cries and his black-and-white film, Car Men, made in 2006 in collaboration with the Dutch filmmaker, Boris Paval Cone. What unites the two works is the sheer expressiveness of the dance on the one hand, and the distinctive facial gestures and body language of the dancer Sabine Kupferberg on the other. Kupferberg is the one who pulls the strings in Car Men, victim and plotter in equal measure, prepared at all times to stand up to life's problems - as well as to her three co-actors Escamillo, Don Jose and Micaela - with humor and enigmatic wit. And so at the end of Kylian's unusual, slapstick-like tragicomedy, she simply abandons her three colleagues, self-assured and incorrigible - just like her role model Carmen
Car men by Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Australian Ballet's full scale version of Carmen. Features George Bizet's dramatic music arranged for dance by Rodion Shchedrin
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man
Un Médecin de campagne et autres récits = Ein Landarzt und andere Erzählungen by Franz Kafka( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphosen vom Tier zum Menschen, Schein und Sein der Zirkuswelt, seltsame Gestalten, die verzerrte Erfahrung von Zeit und Raum, labyrinthische Räume: Kafkas Erzählungen entführen in eine Traum- und Zauberwelt und sind das Herzstück seines Schaffens. Klar in ihrer Sprache und zugleich so rätselhaft und geheimnisvoll, dass man sich wie ihre Protagonisten in ihnen verlieren kann. Die berühmtesten Prosastücke aus dem Band "Ein Landarzt" sind hier versammelt. Klaus Wagenbach, ein weltweit anerkannter Kafka-Experte, liest diese meisterhaften Erzählungen
Jüdische Märchen und Legenden( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in German and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Castle is the last novel by Franz Kafka. In it a protagonist known only as "K." arrives in a village and struggles to gain access to the mysterious authorities who govern it from a castle supposedly owned by Count Westwest. Kafka died before he could finish the work and the novel was posthumously published against his wishes. Dark and at times surreal, The Castle is often understood to be about alienation, unresponsive bureaucracy, the frustration of trying to conduct business with non-transparent, seemingly arbitrary controlling systems, and the futile pursuit of an unobtainable goal
Der Mädchenhirt by Egon Erwin Kisch( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jediny autoruv román vytezeny z polosveta prazské Kampy a vydany poprvé v predvecer prvni svetové války (cesky preklad pod názvem Pasák holek v r. 1922). Hlavni postavou románu, zalidneného prostitutkami, hotelovymi pikoliky a
Walpurgisnacht : phantastischer Roman by Gustav Meyrink( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schauplatz des spannenden Romans ist - wie im "Golem"--Die alte Kaiserstadt Prag. Es herrscht Chaos, unheimliche Dinge geschehen. Es sind schwere Zeiten für die Liebe zwischen dem Geiger Ottokar und der Adeligen Polyxena, deren Schicksal sich in einer turbulenten Walpurgisnacht erfüllt. Auch wenn Meyrink nicht mit einem Happy End aufwartet - seine originelle Mischung realer und okkulter Welten mit vielen grotesk-komischen Situationen und witzigen Figuren ist einmal mehr bestechend. Gustav Meyrink (eigtl. Meyer) wurde am 19. Januar 1868 in Wien geboren. Nach der Tätigkeit als Bankier in Prag 1889-1902 lebte er ab 1905 als freier Schriftsteller in München. Meyrink gilt mit seinen bekannten Romanen "Der Golem", "Das grüne Gesicht" und "Der weisse Dominikaner" als Klassiker der phantastischen Literatur. In sein Werk gingen mystische und kabbalistische Elemente ein, er selbst konvertierte 1927 zum Mahanja-Buddhismus. Er starb 1932 in Starnberg
Kleinseitner Geschichten - Abendplaudereien by Jan Neruda( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das grüne Gesicht : ein Roman by Gustav Meyrink( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pole orná a válečná : román by Vladislav Vančura( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in Czech and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first English-language translation of a classic Czech antiwar novel written in the wake of WWI. Originally published in 1925, Ploughshares into Swords is an expressionist antiwar novel in which Vladislav Vančura tells the story of the denizens of the Ouhrov estate in language as baroque as the manor that ties them all together. The fragmented narrative introduces the reader to such characters as Baron Danowitz, his sons, his French concubine, the farmhand František Hora, and the mentally disabled murderer Řeka in the autumn of 1913, before revealing their fates during World War I. Ranging from the peaceful farmlands of Bohemia to the battlefields of Galicia, taking in the pubs of Budapest and the hospitals of Krakow, the novel constitutes an unsentimental and naturalistic approach to the war that created Czechoslovakia. Ploughshares into Swords is a stunning novel by one of Czech literature's most important writers. This modernist masterpiece, reminiscent of the work of Isaac Babel and William Faulkner, is now available in English for the very first time."--
Kleinseitner Geschichten : eine Woche in einem stillen Hause by Jan Neruda( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Percepciones by Franz Kafka( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories of Prague by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories on the ethnic conflict between Czechs and Germans at the end of the 19th Century. In "King Bohush," a hunchback is murdered by Czech nationalists believing he betrayed them to the authorities, in "Two Siblings, " a girl loses her mother and brother after moving to the capital, but manages to survive
Betrachtung by Franz Kafka( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in Spanish and Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplation is a collection of 18 pieces of short prose by Franz Kafka, and was published late in the year of 1912. This was Kafka's first published book, and was picked up by publishing house Rowohlt, which at the time was quite young. The small collection bears the dedication For M.B., for Kafka's friend Max Brod. Contents: Children on the Country Road Unmasking of a Trickster The Sudden Walk Resolutions The Excursion to the Mountains The Misfortune of the Bachelor The Merchant Scattered Look Beyond The Way Home The Passers-By The Passenger Clothes The Rejection For the Amateur Jockeys' Contemplation The Alley Window The Wish to Become an Indian The Trees Being Unhappy
Regard by Franz Kafka( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
Jeden den Ivana Děnisoviče a jiné prózy by Alexandr Solženicyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kniha zpřístupňuje mladým čtenářům nejlepší zatím Solženicynovy novely a povídky Jeden den Ivana Děnisoviče, Případ na stanici Krečetovka, Matrjonina chalupa, Ve vyšším zájmu. Přibližuje jim autora, který zejména Jedním dnem Ivana Děnisoviče vyvolal světovou pozornost, stal se zvláště doma terčem protikladných kritik a získal si pevné místo v soudobé sovětské literatuře nehonosností a bezprostředností svého projevu i odvahou zachytit realitu zjevů a lidí právě takovou, jaká je
Peter Schlemihls wunderbare Geschichte by Adelbert von Chamisso( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dearest Father by Franz Kafka( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict between father and son is one of the oldest themes in literature, and this is an open letter to his father - a letter which was never sent
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Karel Hruška Czechoslovak painter

Karel Hruška kunstschilder

Karel Hruška pintor checoslovaco

Karel Hruška pintor checoslovacu

Kruška, Karel

German (36)

English (11)

Spanish (7)

French (5)

Czech (5)

Italian (3)

Russian (1)