Polacek, Karel WHAT OWNERSHIP'S ALL ABOUT
North Haven, CT: A Garrigue Book/CATBIRD PRESS, (1993). 0945774192 / 9780945774198 First U.S. edition. Originally published in Czechoslovakia in 1928 as DUM NA PREDNESTI (THE HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY). Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated and with an introduction by Peter Kussi.
"A masterpiece of black humor"--Josef Skvorecky. Dubbed the Ring Lardner of his country because of his wry use of the colloquial, Polacek has also been called one of the most original writers of his time, on a par with fellow countrymen Hasek and Capek.