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Škvorecký, Josef 1924-2012

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The cowards by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

139 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
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 )

38 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Engineer of Human Souls is a labyrinthine comic novel that investigates the journey and plight of novelist Danny Smiricky, a Czech immigrant to Canada. As the novel begins, he is a professor of American literature at a college in Toronto. Out of touch with his young students, and hounded by the Czech secret police, Danny is let loose to roam between past and present, adopting whatever identity that he chooses or has been imposed upon him by history
The miracle game by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

71 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 904 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
Dvorak in love : a light-hearted dream by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 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 bass saxophone : two novellas by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TWO PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE WHOSE LOVE IS FOR THE FORBIDDEN IN A TOTALITARIAN REGIME: EMOKE LOVES GOD AND A BOY LOVES JAZZ
The bride of Texas by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 712 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
The mournful demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

67 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detektivní pohádka" je jakýmsi rájem pro milovníky tohoto žánru, protože je to vlastně soubor dvanácti reálných a dobře napsaných detektivních příběhů spjatých osobou "nepolicejního policisty" Borůvky. Autor, známý obhájce
Miss Silver's past by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karel Leden is complacent. Once a poet, he now works for the State publishing house, trying to maintain his self-respect while at the same time keeping his job. Supporting anything radical could result in his being fired, or worse. His personal life is filled with a string of women whom he loves only when they seem to lose interest in him. A rather boring but likable cad. But then one day at the beach, he meets the elusive Lenka Silver, the object of his best friend's affection. Karel is immediately drawn to her. Dumping his ballerina girlfriend, Vera, Karel pursues the mysterious Lenka to no avail. Her disinterest only heightens his ardor. Meanwhile things at work are heating up as a new editor tries to sell Karel's boss on a new author whose book pushes the boundary of what is acceptable to the State. The machinations are intense and petty hatreds are inflamed. Then both Karel's private and work worlds collide at a company party near the lake. By morning someone is dead, and only Karel knows who the killer is
The Republic of whores : a fragment from the time of the cults by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 527 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
Sins for Father Knox by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Czech and Slovak short stories; selected, translated, and with an introduction by Jeanne W. Nemcová by Jeanne Němcová( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indecent dreams by Arnošt Lustig( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Second World War "at the fringes and uneasy borders of his characters," the author tells of "a German prostitute assigned to Prague, a girl in a Nazi home for orphans, and a young woman working as a cashier in a movie theater [as they] lose themselves in a world of cruelty and collapsing social order while their inner worlds teem with the fascination of life--sexual fantasy, naive idealism, vengefulness, inchoate visions of justice."--Jacket
The swell season : a text on the most important things in life by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 386 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
All the bright young men and women; a personal history of the Czech cinema by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SC-SPCOLL (copy 6): From the James and Margaret Beveridge Fonds
The return of Lieutenant Boruvka : a reactionary tale of crime and detection by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 324 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
Two murders in my double life by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 314 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 engineer of human souls by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Engineer of Human Souls is a labyrinthine comic novel that investigates the journey and plight of novelist Danny Smiricky, a Czech immigrant to Canada. As the novel begins, he is a professor of American literature at a college in Toronto. Out of touch with his young students, and hounded by the Czech secret police, Danny is let loose to roam between past and present, adopting whatever identity that he chooses or has been imposed upon him by History."--Jacket
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bohumil Hrabal's post-war classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most beloved and accessible works. Closely Watched Trains is the subtle and poetic portrait of Miloš Hrma, a timid young railroad apprentice who insulates himself with fantasy against a reality filled with cruelty and grief. Day after day as he watches trains fly by, he torments himself with the suspicion that he himself is being watched and with fears of impotency. Hrma finally affirms his manhood and, with a sense of peace and purpose he has never known before, heroically confronts a trainload of Nazis."--Goodreads
Headed for the blues : a memoir by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Czech and held by 285 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
 
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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 deathThe miracle gameDvorak in love : a light-hearted dreamThe bass saxophone : two novellasThe bride of TexasThe mournful demeanour of Lieutenant BoruvkaMiss Silver's pastThe Republic of whores : a fragment from the time of the cults
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Burke Vladimíra 1924-2012

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Ёзэф Шкворэцкі

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שקבורצקי, יוזף 1924-2012

שקבורצקי, יוסף 1924-2012

يوسېف شکوورېسکي

چوسيف سكڤوريكى

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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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ヨゼフ・シュクヴォレツキー

约瑟夫·史克沃莱茨基

Languages
English (464)

Czech (205)

German (22)

Hungarian (10)

French (4)

Danish (2)