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Škvorecký, Josef

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The engineer of human souls : an entertainment on the old themes of life, women, fate, dreams, the working class, secret agents, love, and death by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The bride of Texas by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of 19th Century emigres flee the oppression of the Hapsburg Empire for America, where they become immersed in the chaos of the Civil War. Their story is told through the eyes of two protagonists, a young Czech woman who marries the son of a plantation owner and her soldier brother who falls in love with a slave. The novel is based on documented memories of Czech soldiers who fought for the Union in the 26th Wisconsin Battalion under General Sherman. By the author of The Engineer of Human Souls
Dvorak in love : a light-hearted dream by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles Anton Dvorak's sojourn in America at the turn of the century, when he was persuaded by Jeannette Thurber to leave his native Bohemia and become director of her National Conservatory of Music
The cowards by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The miracle game by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Czech writer in 1968 investigates the validity of a miracle that happened 20 years ago involving a statue of St. Joseph
The bass saxophone by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two haunting, poetic novellas that comprise The Bass Saxophonebrilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships. They are prefaced by a remarkable memoir of Skvorecky's jazz-obsessed youth. Jazz is a symbol of freedom in both these novellas. In Emoke, which is set in the shadow of the Communist regime, jazz becomes the means by which a jaded young man plots the seduction of a mysterious girl enmeshed in superstition and the occult. Spurned, but fascinated, he is drawn into her tortured existence until catapulted into the final bitter comedy. In The Bass Saxophone a young Czechoslovakian student living under the rule of the Nazis is lured by his love of jazz - the "forbidden music" - into secretly and dangerously playing in a German band, with bizarre and unexpected results. Written with the lyrical intensity of a great jazz performance, these two extraordinary novellas are among Skvorecky's finest works
The Republic of whores : a fragment from the time of the cults by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1971, on a Czech army base, recruits refuse to attend communist indoctrination classes. Leading the revolt is Danny Smiricky, a tank commander with a PhD in philosophy. A tale full of black humor by the author of The Engineer of Human Souls
Miss Silver's past by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sins for Father Knox by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mournful demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two murders in my double life by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The narrator lives in two very distinct worlds; one is a community of exiles and emigres from post-Communist Czechoslovakia, where old feuds and friendships that have lasted through wars, occupations, and revolutions still survive; and the other is the comfortable, fatuously self-congratulatory world of a Canadian university, in which grave attention is given to matters such as whether a certain male professor has left his office door open wide enough while interviewing a female student."--Jacket
The swell season : a text on the most important things in life by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Danny Smiricky's normal adolescent preoccupation with girls and his passion for jazz are overshadowed by Nazi terrorism in 1940's Czechoslovakia
The end of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the bright young men and women; a personal history of the Czech cinema by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The return of Lieutenant Boruvka : a reactionary tale of crime and detection by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gennem et år og tolv forskellige sager, hvoraf flere er pasticher på klassiske kriminalhistorier, følges kommissær Boruvka fra mordkommissionen i Prag i opklaringsarbejdet og privatlivet
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Milos Hrma, a young railway junior dispatcher and signalman returning to work at a minor but strategically important Czech railway station. Milos has been away for three months, recuperating from a suicide attempt, and is warmly welcomed back by Station Master Lansky and Dispatcher Hubicka. The year is 1945, the Germans have lost command of the air-space over the town, but it remains an important rail hub for them and certain key transport trains are nominated by the German high command for "close surveillance" to ensure that they are not delayed by signals failures or problems on the lines
The tenor saxophonist's story by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tenor Saxophonist's Story reveals how all the important things in life are complicated - sometimes hilariously so - by the paranoia of Eastern bloc politics. Misguided romance, jazz, fear and betrayal are at the heart of the stories here, all narrated by a young, idealistic musician. "Truths" cleverly drives home the point that some truths are better left unsaid - especially if one is pursuing a passionate, partisan woman. "A Case for Political Inspectors" demonstrates how fear and hypocrisy can shake even the highest class levels. "Krpata's Blues" confirms that the cost of true love - not to mention your own apartment - can be dear indeed. Brash and lyrical, frightening and comic, this tenor saxophonist's riff will linger in the mind long after the final note is sounded
Jiří Menzel and the history of the Closely watched trains by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The engineer of human souls by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ordinary lives by Josef Škvorecký ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the history of Danny Smiricky as he attends two class reunions--one in 1963 and one in 1993--and the influences on his life and friends of the major political ideologies of the twentieth century
 
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Alternative Names
Shḳvoretsḳi, Yosef
Shukuoretsukī, Yozefu, 1924-2012
Śkavaroskī, Josepha 1924-2012
Škvorecki, Jozef, 1924-2012
Škvoreckij, Josef.
Škvoreckij, Jozef, 1924-2012
Škvorecký, ... 1924-2012
Škvorecký, J.
Skvorecky, J., 1924-2012
Skvorecký, Josef
Skvorecký, Josef, 1924-
Skvorecky, Josef, 1924-2012
Škvoreckʹy, Josef Vʹaclav
Šqvôresqî, Yôsēf 1924-2012
Švorecký, Josef
שקבורצקי, יוזף
שקבורצקי, יוסף
シュクヴォレツキー
シュクヴォレツキー, ヨゼフ
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