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Diary III. 1959–1974 Pavel Juráček

The first volume of a monumental diary work by a significant Czech film director.

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  • Weight: 1918 g
  • EAN/ISBN: 9788072155712
  • Number of pages: 1096
  • Size: 17,5 × 24 cm
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Published: 2018
  • Edition: First
  • Publisher: Torst
  • Language: Czech

The third volume includes Juráček's diaries from 1959–74, from the time when his films were made, for which he not only wrote the screenplay, but which he also directed: Character to Support (1963), Every Young Man (1965) and The Case for the Novice Headsman (1969). We are witnessing his dramatic life and creative mishaps in the context of social and political events in the late 1950s and 1960s, which became the breeding ground for the creation of unique works of the Czech film "new wave". Deeply personal, literary brilliant and even poignant records from these years speak of Juráček's struggle with his own talent, which he was unable to manage, as well as of relationships with classmates, colleagues and also women, resulting in a self-destructive way of life.

Diary entries include fabrication mastery, lightness, humor, self-irony and sarcasm. Compared to the publication in the NFA in 2003, the current version is extended by other documents from the author's estate (notes, reflections, articles from 1962 to 1966, a war notebook, a diary from Montreal, etc.). Marie Kratochvílová prepared the edition of the author's manuscripts for publication and provided the volume with a name index, a film index and an editorial note.

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