Book presentation: Jaroslav Hašek - The Human Vanity

Tue 23. 02. 2021 20:00 The event takes place online

Czech House Jerusalem and Czech Centre Tel Aviv cordially invite you to an online book presentation 'The Human Vanity' by Jaroslav Hašek. The book and its Hebrew translation will be introduced by the translator Pierre Pe'er Friedmann and publisher Uriel Kon. The presentation will be hosted by Robert Mikoláš.

Book presentation on 23 February 2021 from 20:00*Israeli time in live stream on Facebook page Czech House Jerusalem and Czech Centre Tel Aviv

Jaroslav Hašek

Jaroslav Hašek was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist and journalist. He is best known for his novel The Fate of the Good Soldier Švejk during the World War, The novel has been translated into about 58 languages, making it one of the most translated novels in Czech literature. The journalist and author Max Brod's critical endorsement would be crucial to the popularity of Jaroslav Hašek's works. Jaroslav Hašek wrote about 1,200 short stories. Most of his short prose is scattered throughout various magazines and newspapers.

Pierre Pe'er Friedmann

Pierre Pe'er Friedmann is a translator of Czech literature into Hebrew. He lives in Prague and studied Literature at the Tel Aviv University and in Prague's Charles University. His Master's thesis examines the concept of truth in Karel Čapek's prose. He translated, among others, two books by Karel Čapek; Ladislav Fuks' The Cremator; and a novel by Jáchym Topol. His latest translation is Human Vanity, a collection of five stories by Jaroslav Hašek, and he is currently working on a collection of poems by Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert. He teaches at the Lauder School in Prague and at the Palacký University in Olomouc.

Web: Pierre Pe'er Friedmann

Uriel Kon

Uriel Kon, publisher, editor, essayist and architect, was born in Argentina in 1975. In 2012 he established in Israel the independent publishing house Zikit, which operated until 2016. In the same year, he started a new independent publishing house, Nine Lives Press (Tesha Neshamot). Uriel studied and taught architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Art and recently completed his master’s degree in Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion. He writes regularly about architecture, music, photography, literature, and culture in various newspapers, catalogues, and journals in Hebrew, Spanish, and English. In the past he has established and edited several Latino-American literary series in several publishing houses in Israel. Uriel is involved in a wide variety of other fields as well. He has organized and produced international symposia, he has curated exhibitions, produced music, and hosted a radio program in Spain.

Nine Lives Press (Tesha Neshamot)

Nine Lives Press is a publishing house dedicated to the promotion of modern classics, contemporary high-end fiction, avant-garde pieces, and literary treasures from across the world, freshly translated into Hebrew. Nine Lives Press aims to create a catalogue characterized by radical eclecticism, collectable and cherishable material, uniquely designed for the readers.

Information summary

  • Event title: Book presentation: Jaroslav Hašek - The Human Vanity
  • Date: Tue 23. 02. 2021
  • Time: 20:00
  • Address: The event takes place online

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