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The tenor saxophonist's story

Author: Josef Škvorecký; Caleb Crain; Káča Poláčková-Henley; Peter Kussi
Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Frame stories
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Škvorecký, Josef.
Tenor saxophonist's story.
Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)647076759
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Škvorecký; Caleb Crain; Káča Poláčková-Henley; Peter Kussi
ISBN: 088001461X 9780880014618
OCLC Number: 35526288
Description: vii, 163 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Panta Rei / Peter Kussi --
Truths / Peter Kussi --
Case for political inspectors / Peter Kussi --
How they got nabbed / Peter Kussi --
Little Mata hari of Prague / Kaca Polackova Henley --
Well-screened Lizette / Peter Kussi --
Krpata's blues / Caleb Crain --
Bebop of Richard Kambala / Kaca Polackova Henley --
Till death do us part / Caleb Crain --
Dialogus de Veritate / Peter Kussi.
Other Titles: Povídky tenorsaxofonisty.
Responsibility: Josef Škvorecký ; translated by Caleb Crain, Káča Poláčková Henley, and Peter Kussi.

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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.

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