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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James Aburn rated it it was amazing Jun 11, kytoce Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Many of the poems could be described as horror.

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Samenvatting First published inthese poems are among the best-loved and most widely read 19th century Czech classics. He was a deeply musical man. Eva Konupcikova marked it as to-read Mar 12, I will never listen to Noon Witch the same way again! I re-read it every two years or so and there’s always something new to find and admire about these timeless poems.

Iris Tower marked it as to-read Oct 23, When the old one went to open, What she saw filled her with dread. Overige kenmerken Extra groot lettertype Nee. More from Radio Prague.


Kytice: Czech & English Bilingual Edition by Karel Jaromír Erben

Czech must read classic! The Virgin Mary here can be as capricious as any pagan goddess, but redemption is available for even monsters. Im from Czech republic but I wouldnt mind reading this in English either. The girl is homesick for her mother; her kytide light is her child.

Her mother has had a bad dream in which she dresses the girl in white and gives her a string of pearls.

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Tate Geborkoff rated it it was amazing Nov 30, And close by, in the hamlet, hear— A cock begins to crow, kytlce near, And from the village all around Whole companies of cocks resound. She fills her apron with coins, and temporarily sets the child down in the barrow, intending to return to it once she has secured erbrn treasure.

Jul 25, Ada rated it it was amazing. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Perfect dark placement of old bohemic tales without heroic characters.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Toon meer Toon minder. Another suitor comes along and they get married, but gradually it is revealed that her first husband’s death was not accidental.


At first I wasn’t sure if it was the translations since a few were good and some stories may just have not had much to bring to English. Jun 03, Jason Robert rated it really liked it. Can you explain what’s going on here, why Erben was writing this sort of thing at the time, exactly years ago? Kat Bach marked it as to-read Oct 25, Published first published On the mound, grasses; At his head, a young oak grows; On that young oak-tree sits A small dove, white as snow.

I don’t think that’s entirely the translators fault: Old Town Hall wrben vantage point for biggest ever photograph of Prague. Anyone who finds Grimm’s Fairy Tales to their liking will like this book.