The best novels of all times

in the Czech and Slovak languages

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Milan Kundera (Czech, 1929): "Zert/ The Joke/ Lo Scherzo" (1967) ++
  2. Karel Capek (Czech, 1890): "Obycejny Zivot/ An Ordinary Life" (1934) ++
  3. Vladislav Vancura (Czech, 1891): "Marketa Lazarova" (1931) ++
  4. Josef Skvorecky (Czech, 1924): "Priben Inzennyra Lidskych Dusi/ The Engineer of Human Souls" (1977) ++
  5. Ludvik Vaculik (Czech, 1926): "Sekyra/ The Axe" (1966) +
  6. Jachym Topol (Czech, 1962): "Sestra/ Sister" (1994) +
  7. Daniela Hodrova (Czech, 1946): "Theta/ Masks" (1992) +
  8. Jiri Kratochvil (Czech, 1940): "Uprostred Noci Zpev/ Singing in the Middle of the Night" (1992) +
  9. Milan Kundera (Czech, 1929): "Nesnesitelna Lehkost Byti/ Unbearable Lightness of Being/ Insostenibile Leggerezza dell'Essere" (1984) +
  10. Bohumil Hrabal (Czech, 1914): "Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale/ I Served the King of England" (1980) +
  11. Ladislav Fuks (Czech, 1923): "Mysi Natalie Mooshabrov‚" (1970) +
  12. Vladislav Vancura (Czech, 1891): "Pekar Jan Marhoul/ Baker Jan Marhoul" (1924) +
  13. Karel Capek (Czech, 1890): "Hordubal" (1933) +
  14. Vladislav Vancura (Czech, 1891): "Rodina Horvathova/ The Horvath Family" (1938) +
  15. Bohumil Hrabal (Czech, 1914): "Mestecko kde se Zastavil Cas/ The Little Town Where Time Stood Still" (1978) +
  16. Josef Skvorecky (Czech, 1924): "Mirakl/ The Miracle Game" (1972) +
  17. Jiri Kratochvil (Czech, 1940): "Medvedi Roman/ Bear's Novel" (1985) +
  18. Daniela Hodrova (Czech, 1946): "Podobojˇ/ In Both Kinds" (1978) +
  19. Zuzana Brabcova (Czech, 1959): "Daleko od Stromu/ Far from the Tree" (1984) +
  20. Karel Capek (Czech, 1890): "Povetron/ Meteor" (1934) +
  21. Margita Figuli (Slovak, 1909): "Tri Gastanove Kone/ Three Chestnut Horses" (1940) +
  22. Bohumil Hrabal (Czech, 1914): "Prilis Hlucna Samota/ Too Loud a Solitude (1976) +
  23. Vladislav Vancura (Czech, 1891): "Poslednˇ Soud/ The Last Judgment" (1929) +
  24. Karel-Matej Capek-Chod (Czech, 1860): "Turbina/ The Turbine" (1916) +
  25. Vladislav Vancura (Czech, 1891): "Hrdelni Pre Aneb Prislovˇ/ Trial for Murder or Proverbs" (1930) +
  26. Bozena Nemcova (Czech, 1820): "Babicka/ Grandmother" (1855) +
  27. Josef Skvorecky (Czech, 1924): "Zbabelci/ The Cowards" (1949) +
  28. Ivan Klima (Czech, 1931): "Laska a Smeti/ Love and Garbage" (1978) +
  29. Vladimir Paral (Czech, 1932): "Katapult" (1967) +
  30. Egon Hostovsky (Czech, 1908): "Vseobecne Spiknuti" (1961) +
  31. Ladislav Klima (Czech, 1878): "Utrpeni Knizete sternenhocha/ The Suffering of Prince Sternenhoch" (1928) +
  32. Jaroslav Hasek (Czech, 1883): "Osudy Dobreho Vojaka Svejka/ The Good Soldier Svejk" (1923) +
  33. Jan Johanides (Slovak, 1934): "Marek Koniar a Uhorsky Papez/ Marek Master of Horse and the Hungarian Pope" (1983) +
  34. Vincent Sikula (Slovak, 1936): "Majstri/ The Master Carpenters" (1979) +
  35. Rudolf Sloboda (Slovak, 1938): "Britva" (1967) +
  36. Pavel Vilikovsky (Slovak, 1941): "Vecne je Zeleny/ Ever Green Is" (1989) +
  37. Jan Kresadlo/ Vaclav-Jaroslav Karel (1926): "Mrchopevci/ Grave Larks" (1984) +
  38. Bohumil Hrabal (1914): "Tanecni Hodiny Pro Starsi a Pokrocile/ Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age" (1964) +
  39. Ivan Klima (1931): "Posledni Stupen Duvernosti/ The Ultimate Intimacy" (1997) +
  40. Arnost Lustig (1926): "Dita Saxova" (1962) +
  41. Iva Pekarkova (1963): "Pera a Perute/ Plums and Pinions/ Truck Stop Rainbows" (1989) +
  42. Rudolf Sloboda (Slovak, 1938): "Druhy Clovek/ Another" (1981) +
  43. Michal Viewegh (1962): "Bajecna Leta Pod Psa/ The Blissful Years of Lousy Living" (1992) +

Chronological

See the Chronology of Czech Literature See the Chronology of Slovak Literature