Joseph Roth: The Tale of the 1002nd Night
- Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
- When: June 2, 2016, 19:00 – 21:00
The Austrian journalist and novelist Joseph Roth, whose best-known works include the novels The Radetsky March and The Capuchin Tomb, was an astute observer and perceptive witness of the decline and demise of Austria-Hungary, of the end of the “old days”, when the deep-rooted and conventional gave way to fear and uncertainty sparked by the “new order”.
The Tale of the 1002nd Night, which is set in Vienna at the end of the 19th century, has been translated from the German by Miroslav Stuchl.
Excerpts from the novel will be read by Lukáš Jůza, an actor with the Kašpar theatre company, while Jana Dušek Pražáková will discuss Roth’s oeuvre; Szomorú Vásarnap and other songs evocative of Austria-Hungary will be performed by Zdenek Závodný (tenor saxophone, tarogato) and Michal Hrubý (clarinet, tenor saxophone).