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The cowards.

Author: Josef Škvorecký; Jeanne Němcová
Publisher: New York, Grove Press [©1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Cowards " is Josef Skvorecky's blackly comic tale of post-war politics that was immediately banned on publication. In 1945, in Kostelec, Danny is playing saxophone for the best jazz band in Czechoslovakia. Their trumpeter has just got out of a concentration camp, their bass player is only allowed in the band since he owns the bass, and the love of Danny's life is in love with somebody else. But Danny despairs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Škvorecký, Josef.
Cowards.
New York, Grove Press [©1970]
(OCoLC)579258278
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Škvorecký; Jeanne Němcová
OCLC Number: 133857
Notes: Translation of Zbabělci.
Description: 416 pages 24 cm
Other Titles: Zbabělci.
Responsibility: Translated by Jeanne Němcova.

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"The Cowards " is Josef Skvorecky's blackly comic tale of post-war politics that was immediately banned on publication. In 1945, in Kostelec, Danny is playing saxophone for the best jazz band in Czechoslovakia. Their trumpeter has just got out of a concentration camp, their bass player is only allowed in the band since he owns the bass, and the love of Danny's life is in love with somebody else. But Danny despairs most about the bourgeoisie patriots in his town playing at revolution in the face of the approaching Red Army - not least because it ruins the band's chance of any good gigs.

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