Kytice was inspired by Erben’s love of Slavonic myth and the folklore surrounding such creatures as The Noonday Witch and The Water Goblin. First published. : Kytice: Czech & English Bilingual Edition (): Karel Jaromir Erben, Susan Reynolds: Books. : Kytice (): Karel Jaromir Erben: Books.

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Leonardo Oliveira marked it as to-read Mar 29, I aim to tell a story through my photographs. Kim marked it as to-read Jan 26, Jun 01, Lucinda rated it it was ok. The stories are very original and beautifully written. Kytice was inspired by Erben’s love of Slavonic myth and the folklore surrounding such creatures as the Kytife Witch and the Water Goblin.

Published first published I think that Erben did an amazing job in presenting the Czech folklore and legends in that pure, real and original form yet shaped so that it can be timeless. It does this, presumably at the cost of literal meaning. Even so I enjoyed it just as yktice Id read it for the first time. Return to Book Page. The girl is homesick for her mother; her only light is her child. Tsvety Dzhekova marked it as kytkce Jan 09, Karel Hynek Macha May 15, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Kytice by Karel Jaromír Erben

Moravian Christmas — how different is it from that in Bohemia? Marie Kyticf King of a Hundred Horsemen 14, Jul 25, Ada rated it it was amazing. Jul 15, Stanislava rated it it was amazing. Oh, poor, poor girl! Three times this happens. Never, though, could any stone Lie upon her frame, Heavy as the curse whose weight Rests upon her name!


Some of these tales just never get old.

The physical book is beautiful. Here a foot goes floating by, There a pale hand waves; That woman, poor lost soul, Goes to seek her grave!

Bekijk en vergelijk alle verkopers. Victor Hugo Selected Poems 27, I absolutely recommend this book to anyone. One woman, most of all, Feels hers break this way; From her head she tears the hair, Calling in dismay: She didn’t like living in the US, and after my grandfather was born inshe returned home with him for a while.

Then, inhe went to Prague where he studied erbne and later law. The family story is that she had a child there and gave it away to a cousin, and then returned to the US. Nicoleta marked it as to-read Aug 02, Glow, moon, glow, That my thread may sew.

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I absolutel I did read this book in Czech, however i will write the review in english; I am not that huge fan of our Slavic literature, no matter which eben it comes from. He died on November 21, of tuberculosis.

Just as she’s dipping her first dress into the water, the bridge collapses and she falls in – into a whirlpool kytce and then we see the goblin under his tree, clapping his hands in delight.

A woman carrying her baby comes across a fairy barrow on her way to church and finds it is full of heaps of gold and silver. Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen.

Do not hoot, don’t accuse; My head is spinning round: Great collection of ballads. Pleasantly surprised by this collection of folk-tale inspired poems. The rhythmical process helped quite a lot.

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Guilt alone stands firm. Simona Dockalova rated it really liked it Dec 21, Even though it is considered a Czech classics and children are taught about it, in my opinion the author must have been a psychopath and I can’t understand why it is so praised.

To translate both the meaning and the form of such strictly rhyming folk-songs is an astonishing feat. I have a quote here from another well-known 19th century Czech writer, Jan Neruda, who wrote of Erben – and I’ll paraphrase what he wrote here:.

Kytice: Czech & English Bilingual Edition

Actually, Im interested in how its been translated. Can you tell me what the poem is about? Two years later, inhe became archives’ secretary of the National Museum. To ask other readers questions about Kyticeplease sign up. The water-goblin comes to claim his bride, the mother angrily refuses to let her daughter out.

On the lake the storm is shrieking; In the storm the child screams shrill; Screams that pierce the soul with anguish, Then they suddenly fall still. You can always tell a “vodnik”, a water-goblin, if you see him on dry land because he wears a green frock-coat and there’s always a drop of water dripping from his left coat-tail. However, this is my number 1 book when it comes to both Czech and Slavic literature.