Judge On Trial by Ivan Klima

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Judge On Trial is Ivan Kl-ma's epic novel about those who stayed in Prague after 1968. When middle-aged judge Adam Kindl is asked not only to try a double murder case but is also expected to find the accused guilty it is his own shattered faith in the political system that is put on trial. To understand the crises he is experiencing in both his professional and personal life, Adam has to confront his own and his country's past which has been mis-shapen first by Nazism, then Stalinism, the false hope of the Prague Spring and the collaborationist regime that followed.
 

About Ivan Klima

See more books from this Author
Ivan Kl-ma was born in 1931 in Prague. He was the editor of the journal of the Czech Writer's Union during the Prague Spring. In 1969 he was a visiting professor to the University of Michigan. He returned to Czechoslovakia the following year.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by Chatto & Windus. 236 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Judge On Trial

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

This semi-autobiographical Czech novel, first published underground in 1978, depicts the dilemmas of intellectual life under communist rule in Eastern Europe.

| Read Full Review of Judge On Trial

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

First published underground in Czechoslovakia in 1978, this semi-autobiographical novel was reworked by Klima ( Love and Garbage ) in 1986 to include significant incidents from his own past.

| Read Full Review of Judge On Trial

London Review of Books

Overnight, they had entered a world which commended actions that yesterday’s laws had identified as crimes, a world whose laws declared yesterday’s crimes to be acts of heroism.

| Read Full Review of Judge On Trial

Rate this book!

Add Review
×