Best 🇨🇿Czech Republic Literature

4chan. Recommended Reading/Literature by origin

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Essential works

May (1836) by Karel Hynek Macha

The Good Soldier Svejk (1923) by Jaroslav Hasek

Three Novels (1933) by Karel Capek

I Served the King of England (1983) by Bohumil Hrabal

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) by Milan Kundera

Further recommendations


  1. The Sorrowful Eyes by Ivan Olbracht
  2. Hidden History by Otokar Brezina
  3. The Grandmother by Bozena Nemcova
  4. The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch by Ladislav Klima
  5. R.U.R. by Karel Capek
  6. War With the Newts by Karel Capek
  7. Antilyrik & Other Poems by Vitezslav Nezval
  8. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders by Vitezslav Nezval
  9. Prague Tales by Jan Neruda
  10. The Arsonist by Egon Hostovsky
  11. The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert
  12. Vanishing Lung Syndrome by Miroslav Holub
  13. Narrative Poems by Vladimir Holan
  14. Dreams at the End of the Night by Ewald Murrer
  15. How I Came to Know Fish by Ota Pavel
  16. Fingers Pointing Somewhere Else by Daniela Fischerova
  17. White Book by Pavel Kohout
  18. Saturnin by Zdenek Jirotka
  19. Summer of Caprice by Vadislav Vancura


  1. Closely Watched Trains Bohumil Hrabal
  2. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
  3. Love and Garbage by Ivan Klima
  4. Immortality by Milan Kundera
  5. The Garden Party and Other Plays by Vaclav Havel
  6. The Questionnaire by Jiri Grusa
  7. The Guinea Pigs by Ludvik Vaculik
  8. The Cremator (1967) by Ladislav Fuks
  9. A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova by Arnost Lustig
  10. A Bohemian Youth by Josef Hirsal
  11. City Sister Silver by Jachym Topol
  12. The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef Skvorecky
  13. The Other City by Michal Ajvaz
  14. Europeana by Patrik Ourednik
  15. The Seven Churches by Milos Urban
  16. Of Kids & Parents by Emil Hakl


  1. The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
  2. The Green Face by Gustav Meyrink
  3. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  4. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  5. A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka
  6. Blaugast by Paul Leppin
  7. Severin’s Journey into the Dark by Paul Leppin
  8. The Raging Reporter by Egon Erwin Kisch
  9. Tycho Brahe’s Path to God by Max Brod
  10. The Maimed by Hermann Ungar
  11. Boys & Murderers by Hermann Ungar
  12. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
  13. The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

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