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Product Description: Set against the backdrop of two class reunions — one in 1963, and the next in 1993, 30 years later — Ordinary Lives resurrects Skvorecky’s former narrator and alter ego, Danny Smiricky. As the reunions force Danny to reconcile himself to his past, he is plagued by a “torrent of ungovernable thoughts...read more

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9780886194482 | Key Porter Books, September 1, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Set against the backdrop of two class reunions — one in 1963, and the next in 1993, 30 years later — Ordinary Lives resurrects Skvorecky’s former narrator and alter ego, Danny Smiricky.

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Product Description: Rare book: Price in USD

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9788420632124 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Rare book: Price in USD

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A chronological collection of stories follows the author's life and documents his witness to many of the twentieth century's milestones, from the innocence of pre-war Prague through the Nazi occupation and World War II, during which the main character sees a Jewish teacher taken away, flees Czechoslovakia, and takes a professorship in Canada. Reprint.

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9780374149758 | 1 edition (Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 1, 2002), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A chronological collection of stories follows the author's life and documents his witness to many of the twentieth century's milestones, during which the main character sees a Jewish teacher taken away, flees Czechoslovakia, and takes a professorship in Canada.

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9780312421731 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, July 1, 2003), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A chronological collection of stories follows the author's life and documents his witness to many of the twentieth century's milestones, from the innocence of pre-war Prague through the Nazi occupation and World War II, during which the main character sees a Jewish teacher taken away, flees Czechoslovakia, and takes a professorship in Canada.

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An exile in Canada from the post-Communist Czech Republic encounters murder mysteries in both his past and current homes, the first involving a college beauty queen-turned-sleuth and the other, his wife. Reprint.

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9780374280253 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, May 1, 2001, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Murder suddenly intrudes upon two worlds, one featuring a tragedy caused by evil forces in the exile world of post-Communist Czechoslovakia, and the other starring a young female sleuth in the comfortable world of a Canadian university.

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9780312420260 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, April 1, 2002), cover price $12.00 | About this edition: An exile in Canada from the post-Communist Czech Republic encounters murder mysteries in both his past and current homes, the first involving a college beauty queen-turned-sleuth and the other, his wife.

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781564781994 | Dalkey Archive Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $22.01 | About this edition: 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.

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Ten interconnecting tales include 'Truths,' in which some things are better left unsaid; 'A Case for Political Inspectors,' in which fear and hypocrisy shake the highest class levels; and 'Krpata's Blues,' where true love and an apartment are at stake

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9780880015639 | Ecco Pr, January 1, 1998, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Ten interconnecting tales include 'Truths,' in which some things are better left unsaid; 'A Case for Political Inspectors,' in which fear and hypocrisy shake the highest class levels; and 'Krpata's Blues,' where true love and an apartment are at stake

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The Czech novelist looks at his childhood and the changes that took place as Communist rule replaced Nazi rule

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9780880014625 | Ecco Pr, April 1, 1996, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The Czech novelist looks at his childhood and the changes that took place as Communist rule replaced Nazi rule

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9780880015073 | Ecco Pr, July 1, 1997, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: The Czech novelist looks at his childhood and the changes that took place as Communist rule replaced Nazi rule

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Ten interconnecting tales include 'Truths,' in which some things are better left unsaid; 'A Case for Political Inspectors,' in which fear and hypocrisy shakes the highest class levels; and 'Krpata's Blues,' where true love and an apartment are at stake. (view table of contents)

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9780880014618 | Ecco Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Ten interconnecting tales include 'Truths,' in which some things are better left unsaid; 'A Case for Political Inspectors,' in which fear and hypocrisy shake the highest class levels; and 'Krpata's Blues,' where true love and an apartment are at stake

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Fleeing the oppression of the Hapsburg Empire, a group of Czech emigres searches for a new life in America, only to become caught up in the turmoil of the Civil War, especially Lida, who marries a plantation owner's son, and her brother, who falls in love with a slave woman.

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9780679444114 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 1996, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Fleeing the oppression of the Hapsburg Empire, a group of Czech emigres searches for a new life in America, only to become caught up in the turmoil of the Civil War, especially Lida, who marries a plantation owner's son, and her brother, who falls in love with a slave woman

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9780880013710 | Ecco Pr, August 1, 1994, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: Tank Commander Danny Smiricky and his homesick troops stationed in rural Czechoslovaki try to escape the wrath of their rigid, Soviet-loving officers

Paperback:

9780880014281 | Reprint edition (Ecco Pr, January 1, 1996), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Binding Unknown, Date not stated

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Product Description: Two novellas ("The Bass Saxophone" and "Emoke") by a banned Czech writer who won the 1980 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Canadian Governor General's 1985 Award for Fiction. The stories evoke the everyday nature of tyranny and the beleagurred individual's resistance to it...read more

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9780394502670 | Random House Inc, January 1, 1979, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: 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

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9780880013703, titled "The Bass Saxophone: Two Novellas" | Ecco Pr, August 1, 1994, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Two novellas ("The Bass Saxophone" and "Emoke") by a banned Czech writer who won the 1980 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Canadian Governor General's 1985 Award for Fiction.

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Product Description: This energetic and hilarious novel is made even more important by the current final thawing of the long, Communist winter in Czechoslovakia. The witness in 1948 to a baffling event labled by Catholic townspeople as a miracle and by the Communist Party as a fraud, cynical Czech Danny Smiricky finds himself drawn into an investigation of the event twenty years later during the 1968 Prague Sprin...read more

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9780394572208 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 1991, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The witness in 1948 to a baffling event labled by Catholic townspeople as a miracle and by the Communist Party as a fraud, cynical Czech Danny Smiricky finds himself drawn into an investigation of the event twenty years later during the 1968 Prague Spring

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9780393308495 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, June 1, 1992), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This energetic and hilarious novel is made even more important by the current final thawing of the long, Communist winter in Czechoslovakia.

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Eva Adam, a nightclub singer and garrulous meddler in other people's affairs, tours worldwide, each stop comprising a single story and a single crime, and each story violates one of Father Ronald A. Knox's rules for writing detective fiction (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780393025125 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 1, 1989, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Eva Adam, a nightclub singer and garrulous meddler in other people's affairs, tours worldwide, each stop comprising a single story and a single crime, and each story violates one of Father Ronald A.

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9780393307870 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Eva Adam, a nightclub singer and garrulous meddler in other people's affairs, tours worldwide, each stop comprising a single story and a single crime, and each story violates one of Father Ronald A.

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Czechoslovak police force Lieutenant Boruvka, a pensive, conscience-striken man driven to melancholy by the fiendish truths of murder, is wide awake to the strange methods of murder he encounters, in this collection of twelve tales

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9780393024708 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 1987, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Czechoslovak police force Lieutenant Boruvka, a pensive, conscience-striken man driven to melancholy by the fiendish truths of murder, is wide awake to the strange methods of murder he encounters, in this collection of twelve tales

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9780393307863 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 1991), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Czechoslovak police force Lieutenant Boruvka, a pensive, conscience-striken man driven to melancholy by the fiendish truths of murder, is wide awake to the strange methods of murder he encounters, in this collection of twelve tales

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While working as a Toronto parking-lot attendant, Detective Boruvka, an escapee from a Czech prison, works on a murder case, in a mystery narrated by the murder victim's brother

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9780393029284 | W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 1991, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: While working as a Toronto parking-lot attendant, Detective Boruvka, an escapee from a Czech prison, works on a murder case, in a mystery narrated by the murder victim's brother

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Product Description: Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most popular works. Milos Hrma is a timid railroad apprentice who insulates himself with fantasy against a reality filled with cruelty and grief...read more

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9780810112780 | Reprint edition (Northwestern Univ Pr, March 9, 1995), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most popular works.
9780810108578 | Northwestern Univ Pr, August 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | also contains Closely Watched Trains | About this edition: Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most popular works.

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In this collection of stories, Lieutenant Boruvka, a Prague cop, confronts Soviet troops and opposition from every corner as he continues to track down murder suspects in most influential positions and jeopardizes his career in doing so

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9780393027853 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 1, 1990, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In this collection of stories, Lieutenant Boruvka, a Prague cop, confronts Soviet troops and opposition from every corner as he continues to track down murder suspects in most influential positions and jeopardizes his career in doing so

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Product Description: Josef Skvorecky`s novels have established him as a major author around the world, but his less well known essays include some of his most stimulating writing. Talkin` Moscow Blues is the first-ever collection of Skvorecky`s essays, reviews, and interviews...read more

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9780880012317 | Ecco Pr, February 1, 1990, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Josef Skvorecky`s novels have established him as a major author around the world, but his less well known essays include some of his most stimulating writing.

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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

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9780394546810 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 1987, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: 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

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9780393305487 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 1988), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: 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

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Product Description: Josef Skvorecky`s novels have established him as a major author around the world, but his less well known essays include some of his most stimulating writing. Talkin` Moscow Blues is the first-ever collection of Skvorecky`s essays, reviews, and interviews...read more

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9780886191962 | Univ of Toronto Pr, May 1, 1988, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Josef Skvorecky`s novels have established him as a major author around the world, but his less well known essays include some of his most stimulating writing.

6 short stories portray adolescent Danny Smiricky's pursuit of girls in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation

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9780880010900 | Ecco Pr, April 1, 1986, cover price $8.50 | About this edition: 6 short stories portray adolescent Danny Smiricky's pursuit of girls in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation

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As Danny Smiricky, a Czech writer who fled his country in 1968 to find asylum at a university in Toronto, adjusts to life in the New World, his memories of his homeland and his lost youth haunt him

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9780671556822 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, November 1, 1985), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: As Danny Smiricky, a Czech writer who fled his country in 1968 to find asylum at a university in Toronto, adjusts to life in the New World, his memories of his homeland and his lost youth haunt him

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

Miscellaneous:

9780671556815 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, November 1, 1985), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: 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

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Karel Leden falls for the bikini-clad Lenka Silver only to be rebuffed by her for his State publishing house boss

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9780880010740 | Reprint edition (Ecco Pr, April 1, 1985), cover price $7.50 | About this edition: Karel Leden falls for the bikini-clad Lenka Silver only to be rebuffed by her for his State publishing house boss

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As Danny Smiricky, a Czech writer who fled his country in 1968 to find asylum at a university in Toronto, adjusts to life in the New World, his memories of his homeland and his lost youth haunt him

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9780394505008 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 1, 1984, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: As Danny Smiricky, a Czech writer who fled his country in 1968 to find asylum at a university in Toronto, adjusts to life in the New World, his memories of his homeland and his lost youth haunt him

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