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Josef Škvorecký (1924–2012)

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Josef Skvorecky was born in Nachod, Czechoslovakia on September 27, 1924. Under Nazi occupation, he was forced to work in an aircraft factory. He later read Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. He worked for the state publishing house, helping to translate books by Ernest Hemingway, William näytä lisää Faulkner and Raymond Chandler. He began to write detective stories featuring Lieutenant Boruvka, which became popular with Czech readers. In 1958, his novel The Cowards was published and then banned on the grounds that it was "Titoist and Zionist." He and his wife moved to Canada after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia that crushed the liberal reforms known as the Prague Spring. They founded 68 Publishers in 1971, which released more than 200 books by exiled Czech authors and those banned by the communists. Skvorecky's other written works include Miss Silver's Past, The Engineer of Human Souls, and The Miracle Game. In 1980, he received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. He taught at the University of Toronto. He died on January 3, 2012 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Ihmismielten insinööri (1984) — Tekijä — 671 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The Bass Saxophone (1977) 288 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Cowards (1958) 282 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Miracle Game (1991) 212 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream (1986) 168 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Luutnantti Borůvkan murheet (1973) 167 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Miss Silver's Past (1969) 149 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Swell Season (1975) 144 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Sins for Father Knox (1973) 140 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The End of Lieutenant Boruvka (1975) 100 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
When Eve Was Naked: Stories of a Life's Journey (2000) 70 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Two Murders in My Double Life: A Novel (1996) 61 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Bride of Texas (1992) 58 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Talkin' Moscow Blues (1988) 55 kappaletta
Headed for the Blues: A Memoir (1996) 53 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ordinary Lives (2008) 49 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Tenor Saxophonist's Story (1993) 48 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Legenda Emöke (1966) 7 kappaletta
Dvě legendy (1982) 7 kappaletta
A Tall Tale of America (1980) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ze života české společnosti (1985) 5 kappaletta
Miracle en Bohême (1978) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
De gekooide charleston (2010) 4 kappaletta
Samožerbuch (1991) 3 kappaletta
Nápady čtenáře detektivek 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Skleněný klíč 2 kappaletta
Farářův konec 2 kappaletta
Bůh do domu (1980) 2 kappaletta
Babylonsky Pribeh 2 kappaletta
Gorzki świat (2020) 2 kappaletta
Věk nylonu : fragment románu (1992) 2 kappaletta
Oh, my papa! 1 kappale
Fajny sezon (1999) 1 kappale
Humbug 1 kappale
O nich - o nás 1 kappale
Mirakl II. 1 kappale
Mirakl I. 1 kappale
Le Camarade joueur de jazz (1999) 1 kappale
Zbabělci (2015) 1 kappale
Hlas z Ameriky (1990) 1 kappale
Slzy Sedmi Bolestí (2008) 1 kappale
Timeo Danaos a jiné eseje (2006) 1 kappale
Dio 2 1 kappale

Associated Works

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset54,592 kappaletta, 1,010 arvostelua
Arrowsmith (1925) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset2,125 kappaletta, 32 arvostelua
Closely Watched Trains (1965) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset1,059 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 213 kappaletta
Granta 29: New World (1989) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 30: New Europe (1990) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Moxon's Master (short story) (1893) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset15 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Daedalus, Winter 1990: Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Europe (1990) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Realm of the Impossible (2017) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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I already knew Danny Smiricky, and why? Is he just Svejk, part of the consciousness? Or just omnipresent in Skvorecky's work maybe. He is great in that he's so unlikeable it feels moving when he approaches a truth and then tears his eyes away. I would say it's brave to write this honestly of one's failings, except that I think Skvorecky as an elder still saw women as something just completely other. In any case, if you blur your eyes and skim the endless pages of Irena, there's much of interest in the experience of a volatile time.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Kiramke | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 12, 2023 |
I found the writing good but the overall plot choppy and confusing. Apparently this end of a series, while I heard that the end notes clarify things I still couldn't really grasp the whole story. I'd have to read the whole thing. What I read still was quite good just incomplete.
 
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charlie68 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 27, 2023 |
It's been some time since I read this, and I don't recall any details.
 
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mykl-s | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 13, 2023 |
Storie con il jazz dentro, nel contenuto e nella forma. Una scrittura che nel primo racconto si fa piena di improvvisazioni e divagazioni e nel secondo lavora sul timbro e il colore. Ottima scoperta.
 
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d.v. | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2023 |

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