Femme fatale

Jiří Kratochvil

Jiří Kratochvil: Femme fatale

Original title: Femme fatale

Genre: novel


Druhé město, 2010

ISBN: 978-80-7227-295-2

Pages: 198

Foreign editions:

German (Braumüller Literaturverlag, 2011, Julia Hansen-Löve and Christa Rothmeier)


A young writer - fatal, damned, bewitched; sexual escapades, cruel love affairs, pain and torment culminating in a lover’s suicide. These are only literary tools – the story is the master, everything else is subservient. Kateřina falls under the spell of writing, devoting her life to it unconditionally.
Femme fatale is a novel about creative freedom and its mysterious, oblique and deceitful guises. The first part is crudely realistic, the second surreally imaginative. Regardless whether taking place in concrete, Brno-based setting and in concrete, recent times - the book itself mightily transgresses both space and time.

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