Josef Škvorecký and his works
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Published by ECW Press in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Škvorecký, Josef, -- 1924- -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Edition Notes

StatementSam Solecki.
SeriesCanadian writers and their works
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 68, [12] p.
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22464149M
ISBN 101550223313

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Josef Skvorecky. Josef Skvorecký is the author of The Cowards, The Bass Saxophone, The Engineer of Human Souls, and Dvorak in Love, among other works. He is the winner of Canada's Governor General's Award. He and his wife, Zdena, divide their time between Toronto and Venice, Florida. Josef Cited by: 1. Josef Škvorecký was born in in Náchod, Czechoslovakia. He studied English and philosophy and became a teacher. Zbabelci (The Cowards), his first novel, was banned on publication. In , after the Soviet invasion, he and his wife left Czechoslovakia and eventually settled in Toronto. Josef Skvorecky was born in Nachod, Czechoslovakia on Septem 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 Faulkner and Raymond Chandler.4/5(8). The novel was, in its author's words, a succes scandale. In spite of a ban by the party, The Cowards circulated underground and exerted a powerful influence on young Czech writers before the political thaw set in. Miss Silver's Past was the last of his books to appear in Czechoslovakia, where it /5(3).

  His non-fiction works include Talkin' Moscow Blues, a book of essays on jazz, literature and politics, an autobiography Headed for the Blues, and two books on the Czech cinema including All the Bright Young Men and Women. Škvorecký wrote for films and television. The feature film The Tank Battalion was adapted from his novel The Republic of. This is Josef Skvorecky's best novel, a fairly strong statement since much of his other work, such as the novel The Engineer of Human Souls and some of his short stories, is excellent. Like a number of his other works, this book is semi-autobiographical and covers a good slice of modern Czech history.   It was a deeply moving encounter: they, like their author, had grown old but would live on through his stories. Zdena survives him. • Josef Václav Škvorecký, writer, born 27 September Of course, although it was his ‘debut’ it was not really his first book: as far as writing goes it was his first published book, a process that took more than 10 years. By the time it was published Škvorecký was already a full-fledged author and he knew what he was doing.

Josef Škvorecký () was a writer and publisher. After receiveing his PhD in Philosophy, Škvorecký began to write novels, which were banned by the Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Many of his works espoused democratic ideals that threatened the state of the government, but his novels helped to usher in the Prague Spring in All in all, however, When Eve Was Naked is a welcome addition to the list of Škvorecký's work available in translation, not only for readers of his longer fiction, but for those just discovering his unique contribution to the field of exile literature. Charles Sabatos, 22 January Moving on: Interview with Josef Škvorecký in CER. The Cowards (Zbabělci) is the second novel of the Czech-Canadian writer Josef Škvorecký, written around , but not published until ten years later in The novel takes place in just a week: 4th - 11th May and is set in Kostelec, a fictional town based on Náchod, the north-eastern part of what was once Bohemia in the Hradec Králové Region of what is now the Czech Republic. Josef Škvorecký ( září Náchod – 3. ledna Toronto) byl česko-kanadský spisovatel-prozaik, esejista, překladatel a exilový nakladatel, spolu s manželkou Zdenou Salivarovou zakladatel exilového nakladatelství '68 Publishers v Torontu.