The Education of Little Trees

Forrest Carter

The book is a retelling of stories from the life of an Indian boy, whose parents died and after that he lives with the grandparents, wise people of the Cherokee tribe.

If you have the feeling that the success of ours did not really work out,

if you have the impression that we went too far,

if you have the suspicion that we got lost in the hypermarket,

if you think we sold our sold to the world bank,

if you would like to see the White Winner from further away,

read this book.

Unravel the whole mirror, page after page, and you will see us in it.

You will see us all:

the traders prostrated by the majesty of the wild forest;

the preacher surprised by the growling of the frog because he did not notice that his own God is laughing at him from the coat of the red-man.

although the mirror is a bit cooked, it is clear as a tear.

The tear of the red-men in the dust of the road to exile.

if you want to see the world as it is,

look at it through the eyes of a child,

look at it from the depth of the mountain,

look at it together with an old man.

The old man has to be of course at least half Indian.

So that is the way this book looks at the world.

Forrest Carter (1925 — 1979)

Asa Earl "Forrest" Carter was an American political speechwriter and author. He was most notable for publishing novels and a best-selling, award-winning memoir under the name Forrest Carter, an identity as a Native American Cherokee. In 1976, following the publication success of his western The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales, The New York Times revealed Forrest Carter to be Southerner Asa Earl Carter. His background became national news again in 1991 after his purported memoir, The ... More.

Marián Andričík (1964)

He is engaged in literary studies and as translator, he worked as editor of Dotyky magazin He completed one and a half month internship in the American University in Washington. From 1996 he taught at the University of Prešov. In 2003 he finished his PhD thesis Generic problems of translation. He is a translator of poetry, prose, plays, radio ... More.

Jarmila Samcová (1939 — 2017)

Translator and editor. Winner of several awards for artistic translation. She is leading magazin Revue of world's literature. Translator and editor. Winner of several awards for artistic translation. She was leading magazin Revue of world's literature. More.

Erik Jakub Groch

Poet, designer and publisher, author of several books for children He entered official literature in 1989 with a collection of poems Private Lessons in Sadness. Groch's poetics is based on the so-called Christian lyric in its more civil variation. Especially in the second book his poetry is expressed in a modern way ... More.