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Kovály, Heda 1919-2010

Overview
Works: 73 works in 190 publications in 11 languages and 2,743 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  College stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3503.E4488, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Heda Kovály
Innocence : or, murder on Steep Street by Heda Kovály( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1985, Czech Holocaust memoirist, literary translator, and political exile Heda Margolius Kovaly turned her pen to fiction. Inspired by the stories of Raymond Chandler, Kovaly knit her own terrifying experiences in early 1950s Socialist Prague--her husband's imprisonment and wrongful execution, her own persecution at his disgrace--into a gorgeous psychological thriller-cum-detective novel. Set in and around a cinema where a murder was recently committed, Innocence follows the unfolding of the investigation while telling the stories of the women who work there as ushers, each of whom is forced to support herself in difficult circumstances. As the novel brings this group alive, it tells their various life stories that have brought them to this job, the secrets they share with one another, and the secrets they keep. When the detective trying to solve the first murder is found slain by the cinema, all of their secrets come into the light"--
Under a cruel star : a life in Prague 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van een Tsjechische vrouw die evenals vele van haar landgenoten van de regen in de drup kwam toen de communisten na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in 1948 de macht grepen
Eine Jüdin in Prag : unter dem Schatten von Hitler und Stalin by Heda Kovály( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nevina, aneb, Vražda v Příkré ulici by Heda Kovály( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Premier printemps de Prague : souvenirs, 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innocence : or, Murder on Steep Street by Heda Kovály( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in and around a cinema where a murder was recently committed, Innocence follows the unfolding of the investigation while telling the stories of the women who work there as ushers, each of whom is forced to support herself in difficult circumstances. As the novel brings this group alive, it tells their various life stories that have brought them to this job, the secrets they share with one another, and the secrets they keep. When the detective trying to solve the first murder is found slain by the cinema, all of their secrets come into the light
Innocence ; or, murder on steep street : or, murder on steep street by Heda Kovály( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1950s Prague is a city of numerous small terrors, of political tyranny, corruption and surveillance. There is no way of knowing whether one's neighbor is spying for the government, or what one's supposed friend will say under pressure to a State Security agent. A loyal Party member might be imprisoned or executed as quickly as a traitor; innocence means nothing for a person caught in a government trap. But there are larger terrors, too. When a little boy is murdered at the cinema where his aunt works, the ensuing investigation sheds a little too much light on the personal lives of the cinema's female ushers, each of whom is hiding a dark secret of her own
The victors and the vanquished by Heda Kovály( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog by Saul Bellow( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologický román předního amerického spisovatele (nar. 1915), zachycující zneklidněný duševní život amerického intelektuála, znaveného a zbrklého profesora Herzoga. Autor provádí svého hrdinu peklem dnešní civilizačnídesiluze, peklem uvědomování si strastiplného postavení dnešního člověka ve světě, přivádí ho na pokraj nervového zhroucení a nechává ho bojovat o znovunalezení duševní rovnováhy. Kniha, která dlouho vedla na listině amerických bestsellerů
Na vlastní kůži by Heda Kovály( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sestřička by Raymond Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detektivní román známého amerického detektivkáře. Soukromého detektiva Philipa Marlowa navštíví mladá žena a žádá ho, aby jí vypátral jejího zmizelého bratra. Tato sestřička, která není tak naivní ženou, za kterou se vydává, vtáhnedetektiva do pátrání, ve kterém objeví dvě vraždy stejného typu, další podobnou a pak ještě další jiného typu, přičemž posléze tento detektiv ve snaze chránit svou klientku je zatčen policií a hrozí mu, že mu budeodebrána licence. Nakonec je propuštěn a jeho rozuzlení zločinů je informovanější, než má k dispozici policie. Detektivka s vtipnými dialogy a vtipnými přirovnáními, odhalující život amerického podsvětí
Bajo una estrella cruel : Una vida en Praga (1941-1968) by Heda Kovály( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hija de judíos acomodados, Heda Kovály vio cómo su mundo se venía abajo con la Ocupación alemana de Checoslovaquia. Fue deportada junto a su familia al gueto de ?ód? en 1941 y luego a Auschwitz, donde sus padres fueron asesinados en 1944; Kovály, sin embargo, logró escaparse un año más tarde cuando la trasladaban junto a otros prisioneros al campo de Bergen-Belsen.Tras permanecer oculta en Praga hasta el final de la guerra, en 1945 consiguió reunirse con su novio Rudolf Margolius, que también había sobrevivido a los campos, y con quien se casaría poco después. En 1952, Margolius era secretario de Estado de Comercio Exterior del gobierno comunista checoslovaco cuando, en una de las primeras purgas estalinistas, fue acusado junto a otros trece miembros del gobierno de alta traición; once de ellos, incluido Margolius, fueron condenados a muerte. Tras su muerte, Heda Kovály y su hijo fueron repudiados por el establishment y se vieron obligados a llevar una vida precaria durante años.Publicado por primera vez en 1973, Bajo una estrella cruel, hasta ahora inédito en castellano, es un libro de memorias clásico sobre la vida bajo los totalitarismos del siglo XX
The high window by Raymond Chandler( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune -- the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation
Pán much by William Golding( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Románová prvotina anglického spisovatele (básníka, romanopisce a dramatika), která získala autorovi přední místo nejen v současné anglické, ale i ve světové tvorbě. Román, který autor (jako všechny své prózy) nazývá bájí nebo
Egyptologové by Kingsley Amis( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristicko-satirický román o skupině podnikavých anglických záletných panů ve středních letech, kteří založili společnost "egyptologů" z jednoho prostého důvodu: aby unikli z manželského zajetí a mohli se scházet sesvýmimilenkami. Ostrá společenská satira, týkající se nejen anglického měšťáka, ale v mnohem i nas všech
Sbohem buď, lásko má by Raymond Chandler( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Czech and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na vlastni kůži : dialog přes barikádu by Heda Kovály( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seierherrer og tapere : fra en skjebnetime i vår tids historie by Heda Kovály( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under en ond stjerne : mit liv i Prag 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bloch, Heda

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Blochová, Heda

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Blochová-Margoliusová-Kovályová, Heda

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Heda Kovály

Heda Margolius Kovály

Heda Margolius Kovály Czech writer and translator

Heda Margolius Kovály schrijfster uit Tsjechië (1919-2010)

Kóvaly, Heda

Kovály, Heda 1919-2010

Kovaly, Heda M.

Kovály, Heda Margolius

Kovály, Heda Margolius 1919-2010

Kovályová, H.

Kovályová, H. 1919-2010

Kovályová, Heda

Kovályová, Heda 1919-2010

Kovályova, Heda Margoliová-.

Kovályova, Heda Margoliová- 1919-2010

Kovályová-Margoliová, Heda

Kovályová-Margoliova, Heda 1919-2010

Margoliová, Heda

Margoliová, Heda 1919-2010

Margoliová-Kovályová, Heda

Margoliová-Kovályová, Heda 1919-2010

Margolius, Heda

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Margolius-Kovály, Heda

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Margolius-Kovályová, Heda 1919-2010

Margoliusová, Heda

Margoliusová, Heda 1919-2010

Margoliusová, Heda K.

Margoliusová, Heda K. 1919-2010

Novaková, Helena

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