Cecil Parrott

Sir Cecil Parrott (1909-1984), diplomat, translator, writer and scholar, is best known for his definitive translation of Jaroslav Ha'ek's The Good Soldier evejk. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, The Tightrope and The Serpent and the Nightingale as well as his biography of Jaroslav Ha'ek, The Bad Bohemian (reissued in Faber Finds as is his translation of some of Ha'ek's short stories, The Red Commissar)). His diplomatic career culminated with his posting to Prague where he was the...See more