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Topol, Jáchym 1962-

Overview
Works: 104 works in 409 publications in 18 languages and 2,462 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Interviews  Novels  Folklore  Poetry  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Editor, wst, Compiler, Narrator, Lyricist, Other, Actor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PG5039.3.O648, 891.8636
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jáchym Topol
City, sister, silver by Jáchym Topol( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Egon Hostovsky Prize as the best Czech book of the year, this epic novel powerfully captures the sense of dislocation that followed the Czechs' newfound freedom in 1989. City, Sister, Silver is more than just the story of its young protagonist, who is part businessman, part gang member, part drifter. It is a tour-de-force that includes terrifying dream scenes, excellent reportage, Czech and American Indian legends, a nightmarish Eastern European flea market, comic scenes about the literary world, and an oddly tender story of the love between the protagonist and his spiritual sister
The Devil's Workshop by Jáchym Topol( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The devil had his workshop in Belarus. That's where the deepest graves are. But no one knows about it.' A young man grows up in a town with a sinister history. The concentration camp may have been liberated years ago, but its walls still cast their long shadows and some of the inhabitants are quite determined to not to allow anyone to forget. When the camp is marked for demolition, one of the survivors begins a campaign to preserve it, quickly attracting donations from wealthy benefactors, a cult-like following of young travellers, and a steady stream of tourists buying souvenir t-shirts. But before long, the authorities impose a brutal crack-down, leaving only an 'official' memorial and three young collaborators whose commitment to the act of remembering will drive them ever closer to the evils they hoped to escape--provided by publisher
Gargling with tar by Jáchym Topol( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Czechoslovakia, 1968. The Soviet troops have just invaded the country and, for the young orphan Ilya, life is suddenly turned on its head
Angel station by Jáchym Topol( Book )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angel Station takes its title from the bustling Metro stop in the Prague district of Smíchov. Until the gentrification of the late 1990s, it was a rough-and-tumble, working-class neighborhood with a sizeable Roma and Vietnamese population. Topol's novel, in sparse yet poetic language--agilely brought into English by the author's longtime translator Alex Zucker--weaves together the brutal and disturbing fates of an addict, a shopkeeper, and a religious fanatic as they each follow the path they hope will lead them to serenity: drugs, money, and faith."--
Nightwork by Jáchym Topol( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night in 1968, on the eve of the Russian invasion, 13 year-old Ondrej and his younger brother Kamil are bundled into a coach bound for their father's birthplace, a mountainous, forested village in northern Bohemia. But when they arrive it becomes clear that this escape promises its own perils, and the boys find themselves stranded in a rural community riven with petty suspicion and stained by prejudice, a borderland over which fleeing peoples, victims of genocide, and trigger-happy armies regularly tramp. Growing up in this dark, chaotic landscape, the two boys struggle to make a home for themselves, until a series of unexplained deaths push them to make bold decisions to ensure their survival
Miluju tě k zbláznění by Jáchym Topol( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Výlet k nádražní hale = A trip to the train station by Jáchym Topol( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views from the inside : Czech underground literature and culture 1948-1989 : manifestoes, testimonies, documents by Ivan Jirous( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citlivý člověk by Jáchym Topol( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in Czech and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V úterý bude válka by Jáchym Topol( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Czech and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V úterý bude válka by Jáchym Topol( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trnová dívka : příběhy severoamerických Indiánů by Jáchym Topol( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Czech and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engel exit : Roman by Jáchym Topol( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Děsivý spřežení by Jáchym Topol( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in Czech and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals : a humorous -- insofar as that is possible -- novella from the Ghetto by J. R Pick( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chtíč po svobodě - první roky po sametové revoluci = Lust for freedom - the first years after the Velvet Revolution by Pavel Hroch( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Czech and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het gouden hoofd by Jáchym Topol( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Czech and Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van een Mongoolse man die in Rusland studeerde en teleurgesteld raakte in het communisme
Das Hier kenn' ich : achtundvierzig Gedichte, zweisprachig by Jáchym Topol( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artisti e animali del circo socialista by Jáchym Topol( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cestou na východ by Jáchym Topol( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Czech and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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City, sister, silver
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Alternative Names
Jáchym Topol český spisovateľ a novinár

Jáchym Topol Czech writer and journalist

Jáchym Topol czeski poeta i prozaik

Jáchym Topol schrijver uit Tsjechië

Jáchym Topol scrittore ceco

Jáchym Topol tschechischer Schriftsteller

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Topal, Jachìm, 1962-

Topol, I︠A︡khym

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Topol, Jahim, 1962-

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亚希姆·托波尔

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