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Parrott, Cecil Sir 1909-

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Works: 23 works in 104 publications in 3 languages and 2,391 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War fiction  Picaresque fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Humorous fiction  Picaresque literature  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PG5038.H28, 891.8635
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Publications about Cecil Parrott
Publications by Cecil Parrott
Publications by Cecil Parrott, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Cecil Parrott
 
Most widely held works by Cecil Parrott
The good soldier Švejk : and his fortunes in the World War by Jaroslav Hašek( Book )
34 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Translates the iconoclastic Czech's classic satire depicting the adventures of a soldier during the First World War
Jaroslav Hašek : a study of Švejk and the short stories by Cecil Parrott( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 libraries worldwide
"This 1982 book was the first major critical study of Jaroslav Hašek and his most important literary creation, The Good Soldier švejk. For many people Hašek's book is simply extremely funny. Cecil Parrott begins from the point of view that a closer examination of the conditions under which the book was written reveal it to be a much deeper work than it appears on the surface: a tragic as well as a comic masterpiece. A leading authority on Hašek, Parrott wrote the definitive biography, The Bad Bohemian, and translated the unexpurgated version of Švejk and many of Hašek's short stories. This book is lucidly written and aimed at the non-specialist reader who requires guidance in coming to terms with this strange book. All quotations are translated, and the book also includes a number of illustrations including the only sketch of Švejk that Hašek approved."--Provided by publisher
The bad Bohemian : the life of Jaroslav Hašek, creator of The good soldier Švejk by Cecil Parrott( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Czechoslovakia--its heritage and its future; forty-seventh Earl Grey memorial lecture delivered at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2nd May 1968 by Cecil Parrott( Book )
6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The tightrope by Cecil Parrott( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The serpent and the nightingale by Cecil Parrott( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"Sir Cecil Cuthbert Parrott KCMG, OBE (29 January 1909 - 23 June 1984) was a British diplomat, translator, writer and scholar. After studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge, he became a teacher. He joined the Foreign Office in 1939. His diplomatic career culminated with his posting to Prague, where he was the British Ambassador from 1960 to 1966. On retiring from the Foreign Office, he became first Professor of Russian and Soviet Studies and later Professor of Central and South-Eastern European Studies and Director of the Comenius Centre at the University of Lancaster. Parrott is best known for his translation of Jaroslav Hašek's The Good Soldier Švejk. He also translated some of Hašek?s short stories, The Red Commissar. He wrote two autobiographical volumes, The Tightrope and The Serpent and the Nightingale, as well as his biography of Hašek, The Bad Bohemian."--Wikipedia
The good soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Morový sloup = The plague monument by Jaroslav Seifert( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
... Fancan & Richelieu; le problème protestant sous Louis XIII by C Parrot( Book )
2 editions published in 1903 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The good soldier Švejk, and his fortunes in the world war. A new and unabridged translation from the Czech by Cecil Parrott. With the original illus. by Josef Lada by Jaroslav Hašek( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Good-natured and garrulous, Svejk becomes the Austrian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I - although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards and getting drunk, he uses all his cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the police, clergy, and officers who chivy him toward battle. Cecil Parrott's vibrant translation conveys the brilliant irreverence of this classic about a hapless Everyman caught in a vast bureaucratic machine
The tightrope (1. publ.) by Cecil Parrott( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Thus spake the good soldier Švejk ... : the best sayings from Hašek's Švejk ; with anecdotes by Radko Pytlík by Jaroslav Hašek( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
String quartet (no. 3) (1984) by William Alwyn( score )
1 edition published in 1984 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
The good soldier Svejk and his fortunes in the World War by Jaroslav Hašek( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Czechoslovaka, its heritage and its future by Cecil Parrott( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Czechoslovakia : its heritage and future. by Cecil Parrott( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Liberated Theatre [and] V + W : BBC radio broadcast ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1977 in Multiple languages and held by 1 library worldwide
Cassette contains a BBC radio broadcast about the history of The Liberated Theatre (Osvbozené divadlo) in Prague, and its two comedic revue stars, George Voskovec and Jan Werlich. Voskovec and Werlich (aka V + W) were masters of modern political commedia dell' arte in Czechslovakia during the 1920's-1930's until the occupation of the Third Reich. Satirical songs and instumental music of Jaroslav Jez̆ek was featured in their performances, including the pieces "Bloody moon rhapsody" from The mirage and "Dark blue world" from Dynamite island
The doomed democracy: Czechoslovakia in a disrupted Europe, 1914-38 by Věra Olivová( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Poutavě podaný pohled na dějinný vývoj Československa v letech 1918-1938, uvedený nástinem událostí, kdy proti staré velmoci Anglii se postavila nová velmoc, Německo. Autorka sleduje velmi stručně další vývoj až ke zrozenínovémapy Evropy v r. 1918, zabývá se celoevropskou revoluční krizí a porážkou revolučního proletariátu v r. 1920. Důležité jsou stati věnující pozornost událostem let třicátých a tragickému ztroskotání státu v r. 1938
Red Commissar by Cecil Parrott( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The red commissar : including further adventures of the good soldier S̆vejk and other stories by Jaroslav Hašek( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Cecil Cuthbert Parrott britischer Botschafter
Cecil Parrott ambassadeur britannique
Cecil Parrott Brits taalkundige (1909-1984)
Parrott, Cecil Cuthbert.
Parrott, Cecil Cuthbert 1909-1984
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