Kytice has ratings and 79 reviews. Milja said: I did read this book in Czech, however i will write the review in english;)I am not that huge fan o. : Kytice: Czech & English Bilingual Edition (): Karel Jaromir Erben, Susan Reynolds: Books. : Kytice (): Karel Jaromir Erben: Books.
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Every Czech school child at the age of about ten will learn these lines by heart:. Some of these tales just never get old. Witches, goblins and revenants abound, often clashing with the Christian church.
Kytice by Karel Jaromír Erben
But it would be a mistake to see him only as a pedant. Mar 15, Nell rated it it was amazing. Today we look at a Czech poet who is one of the icons of 19th century Czech literature, Karel Jaromir Erben.
Again, the Czech vowel sounds are much more open than English and the music of the words cannot always be rendered precisely, so I had to find the nearest equivalent, or at least something which I think Erben would have recognized as something musical in a different language, but still keeping ktice rhyme-schemes, keeping the metres, keeping the essential music of his poetry.
In this case it’s a bridegroom who comes back from beyond the grave to claim his girl, and she follows him to the grave and beyond it. The reason why he’s not better known in the outside world, of course, is the notorious difficulty of translating poetry, and I’m hoping that when – as we hope next year – these poems are going to be jafomr in translation, this will do something to make him wider known in the rest of the world, as he deserves to be.
Jan 01, Denisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is where the girl has been carried away by her bridegroom, who, because she has prayed to the Virgin Mary to return him at any price, has come from beyond the grave.
I have a quote here from another well-known 19th jarojr Czech writer, Jan Neruda, who wrote of Erben – and I’ll paraphrase what he wrote here:. So dark and full of gore. He had given music lessons in his youth and he went around very widely collecting all kinds of folk-songs and ballads, stories and local traditions. She sings sadly of how she wishes she was up on dry land in a grave rather than down there.
Well, I think if I’d been more expert when I started with the first of the poems, “The Golden Spinning Wheel”which is over lines long, I would probably never have dared to start.
We’ll end with another of the poems from “Kytice” – “The Bouquet”. A woman carrying her baby comes across a fairy barrow on her way to church and finds it is full of kadel of gold and silver.
The artwork is dark and macabre, far from charming, and captures the na Anyone who finds Grimm’s Fairy Tales to their liking will like this book.
Czech photographer in Cambodia: The Virgin Mary here can be as capricious as any pagan goddess, but redemption is available for even monsters.
Three years he’s been lyingThe dead man, jarojr his grave; On the mound that marks it Fresh green grasses wave. The rhythmical process helped quite a lot. She lives by the lake with her old mother, and erbrn she feels compelled to go down to the lake and wash her clothes.
Kytice z pověstí národních – Wikizdroje
These tales are full of darkness and violence true, for what is a fairy tale without spilled blood? Great collection of ballads.
We’ll start with the opening few lines of “The Water-Goblin”. I re-read it every two ernen or so and there’s always something new to find and admire about these timeless poems. One woman, kyticce of all, Feels hers break this way; From her head she tears the hair, Calling in dismay:. Here’s a short extract from the end the poem. This is pretty melodramatic stuff. Great book, recommend it. He became editor of a Prague’s newspaper in But once she’s back again, and has a joyful reunion with her mother, her mother won’t let her go.
And kudos for kareo delivering them in their original, scary and even bizarre light. When the old one went to open, What she saw filled her with dread. Susan Reynolds “Then the scene shifts, and we find ourselves in the goblin’s underwater kingdom, and there, by the gates of the palace, he’s mending his fishing nets, while his wife sits at his side, rocking their baby in her arms.
Anyone who finds Grimm’s Fairy Tales to their liking will like this book. Up there, one grave is gaping wide, and in the dead-house stands a bride, and, upon every burial mound, shreds of new shirts are scattered round.
Nov 28, Colca rated it it was amazing. I will never listen to Noon Witch the same way again! Czechs of any age will probably be able to recite them from memory. Which is sad because I would have otherwise enjoyed these tales a lot more than I did.
Karel Jaromir Erben – one of the greatest of all Czech poets, now at last in English translation
The girl on whom he has set his sights is completely unsuspecting. Maiden, you showed good sense indeed, To think on God in time of need, And from your evil groom were freed! She came from Chotusice, a little village in Bohemia that I have visited and where various 3rd cousins of mine still live. Books for this programme frben by Shakespeare and Sons.
Time is flying, flying, Nothing’s as before; What was not, is coming, What was, is no more. Although this is a really old book there are kinda zombies in one of the stories!!!
On the lake the storm erebn shrieking; In the storm the child screams shrill; Screams that pierce the soul with anguish, Then they suddenly fall still. They pulled her to the bank, Secretly to lie Buried where footpaths cross In a field of rye.
Kytice z pověstí národních
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I came across Kytice after reading an interview in which it was recommended by author Helen Oyeyemi, and I am thankful for her for bringing attention to this lovely little book. Forgive the jarimr I was committing!