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Poláčková-Henley, Káča

Overview
Works: 15 works in 58 publications in 3 languages and 2,117 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Musical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Musicals  Biographies  Frame stories  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PG5038.S527, 891.8635
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Most widely held works by Káča Poláčková-Henley
The bride of Texas by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 603 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 bass saxophone : two novellas by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two jazz-haunted novellas and a memoir of the Czechoslovakian novelist's own youthful obsession with jazz convey the irresistable lure of the music that celebrates freedom and spontaneity but was officially censured as being degenerate
The guinea pigs : a novel by Ludvík Vaculík( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel, set in Prague and its surrounding suburbs, has the elements of an allegorical play - a tight theme with variations, a small cast whose members are assigned exemplary roles, and a moral lesson or two (made ambiguous by the novel's surprising denouement). Unlike the idealized or generalized depictions of a more classical allegory, each of the people portrayed here is thoroughly individuated. - Amazon.com
The death of Mr. Baltisberger by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headed for the blues : a memoir by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 219 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
An inexplicable story, or, The narrative of Questus Firmus Siculus by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Latin scholar investigates the details found in a scroll relating the youth of a Latin man that is mysteriously discovered in a Central American tomb
The mournful demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 71 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
The most important art : Eastern European film after 1945 by Mira Liehm( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sins for Father Knox by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopin and Bohemia by Jaroslav Procházka( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Hungarian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comenius by John Edward Sadler( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of a measly string of pearls by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mournful demeanor of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Škvorecký( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

These twelve bizarre mysteries involve theatrical people or musicians, and one concerns a band of mountaineers. The investigations are led by Lieutenant Boruvka, a member of the Czechoslovak police force. Followed by "The end of Lieutenant Boruvka."
The hangwoman by Pavel Kohout( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Společenskokritický román, odhalující struktury a mechanismy totalitního režimu, rozvíjí v nadsázce příběh dívky, která ve škole absolvuje obor katyně
The bass saxophone ; Emöke by Josef Škvorecký( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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