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Kussi, Peter

Overview
Works: 27 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 4,689 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Biographies  History  Novels  Interviews  Illustrated works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Frame stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PG5039.21.U6, 891.8635
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Kussi
Toward the radical center : a Karel Čapek reader by Karel Čapek( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capek's best plays, stories, and columns take us from the social contributions of clumsy people to dramatic meditations on mortality and commitment. The Reader includes a new and, at last, complete English translation of R.U.R., the play that introduced the literary robot
The meaning of Czech history by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to the Wild West, where they experience excitement and danger and try to solve a riddle
Life is elsewhere by Milan Kundera( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author intially intended to call this noel, The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence an ironic epic that tenderly erodes scarosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed and (literally) to his deathbed. A ridiculous and touching character, horrifying and totally innocent ("innocence with its bloody smile"!), Jaromil is at the same time a true poet. He's no creep, he's Rimbaud. Rimbaud entrapped by the communist revolution, entrapped in a somber farce
The farewell party by Milan Kundera( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klima, a famous jazz trumpeter receives a phone call from a young nurse with whom he spent a brief night. She tells him she is pregnant and that he is the father of the unborn child. So begins a chain of events which unfolds over the next five days. Klima's beautiful jealous wife, the nurse's jealous boyfriend, a fanatical gynaecologist, a rich American and an elderly political prisoner who is holding a farewell party are all drawn into this black comedy
The Writing on the wall : an anthology of contemporary Czech literature by Antonín J Liehm( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of culture by Antonín J Liehm( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The questionnaire, or, Prayer for a town & a friend by Jiří Gruša( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally circulated in Czechoslovakia in an underground edition of nineteen typewritten copies (which landed the author in jail for "initiating disorder"), The Questionnaire is Jiri Grusa's internationally acclaimed masterpiece. In completing a standard employment questionnaire, narrator Jan Kepka manages to write a beautifully impressionistic history of his life, his family, and his hometown as he obeys - with mock solemnity - the handwritten command on top of the form: "DO NOT CROSS OUT."--Jacket
Miss Silver's past by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karel Leden is complacent. Once a poet, he now works for the State publishing house, trying to maintain his self-respect while at the same time keeping his job. Supporting anything radical could result in his being fired, or worse. His personal life is filled with a string of women whom he loves only when they seem to lose interest in him. A rather boring but likable cad. But then one day at the beach, he meets the elusive Lenka Silver, the object of his best friend's affection. Karel is immediately drawn to her. Dumping his ballerina girlfriend, Vera, Karel pursues the mysterious Lenka to no avail. Her disinterest only heightens his ardor. Meanwhile things at work are heating up as a new editor tries to sell Karel's boss on a new author whose book pushes the boundary of what is acceptable to the State. The machinations are intense and petty hatreds are inflamed. Then both Karel's private and work worlds collide at a company party near the lake. By morning someone is dead, and only Karel knows who the killer is
Headed for the blues : a memoir by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tenor Saxophonist's Story reveals how all the important things in life are complicated - sometimes hilariously so - by the paranoia of Eastern bloc politics. Misguided romance, jazz, fear and betrayal are at the heart of the stories here, all narrated by a young, idealistic musician. "Truths" cleverly drives home the point that some truths are better left unsaid - especially if one is pursuing a passionate, partisan woman. "A Case for Political Inspectors" demonstrates how fear and hypocrisy can shake even the highest class levels. "Krpata's Blues" confirms that the cost of true love - not to mention your own apartment - can be dear indeed. Brash and lyrical, frightening and comic, this tenor saxophonist's riff will linger in the mind long after the final note is sounded
Immortality by Milan Kundera( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel, divided into seven parts and exploring immortality. His previous works include 'The Joke', 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting' and 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'
Essays on the fiction of Milan Kundera by Peter Kussi( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of collective identity in central and southeast Europe (1770-1945) : texts and commentaries( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many countries of Central and Southeast Europe. The aim is to confront 'mainstream' and seemingly successful national discourses with each other, thus creating a space for analyzing those narratives of identity which became institutionalized as “national canons.” This is the first part of the third volume, containing 59 texts. This volume presents and illustrates the development of the ideologies of nation states, the “modern” successors of former empires. They exemplify the use modernist ideological framaeworks, from liberalism to socialism, in the context of the fundamental reconfiguration of the political system in this part of Europe between the 1860s and the 1930s. It also gives a panorama of the various solutions proposed for the national question in the region. Why, modernism and not modernity? Modernity implies the West, while modernism was the product of the periphery. The editors use it in a stricter sense, giving it a place between romanticism and anti-modernism, spanning from the 1860s until the decade following World War I
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville : a manuscript in the British Library by Jean de Mandeville( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What ownership's all about by Karel Poláček( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly humorous novel by the leading Czech Jewish Writer between the wars, his first to appear in English
Czech literature by Arne Novák( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Czech and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Oxidation of cyclic polyhydric alcohols by Acetobacter suboxydans. Part II. Study of sperm metabolism by means of radioactive carbon by Peter Kussi( )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Czech literature by Arne Novák( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Good Soldier Schweik" as a novel of the grotesque by Peter Kussi( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermediate Czech by Charles E Townsend( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The politics of culture (Generace, engl.) Transl. by Peter Kussi by Antonín J Liehm( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Toward the radical center : a Karel Čapek reader
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Life is elsewhereThe farewell partyMiss Silver's pastHeaded for the blues : a memoirImmortalityWhat ownership's all about
Alternative Names
Peter Kussi traductor checoslovaco

Peter Kussi traductor checoslovacu

Peter Kussi vertaler

پيتير كوسى

Languages
English (114)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)