When Eve Was Naked
Stories of a Life's Journey
By (author) Josef Skvorecky
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When Eve Was Naked by Josef Skvorecky
Book DescriptionThis autobiography in stories, " When Eve Was Naked," takes us through a most remarkable life, from the innocence of prewar Prague through the horrors of the Nazi occupation and World War II. In the title story, narrated by Skvorecky's alter-ego Danny Smiricky, seven-year-old Danny falls in love for the first time; at sixteen he hides in a railway station and watches as his Jewish teacher is herded onto a train and taken away; and in 1968, as Russian tanks rolled into Prague, Skvorecky flees Czechoslovakia, taking Danny with him. In the collection's final stories, Danny begins his tenure as Professor Smiricky at a Canadian university and attempts to come to terms with the politically innocent and self-centered youth that flock to his courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312421731
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Josef Skvorecky
Cowards, Paperback (May 2010)
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.
Return of Lieutenant Boruvka, Paperback (November 2007)
Things looked very black for Lieutenant Boruvka in The End of Lieutenant Boruvka. But in this, the fourth and (perhaps) final volume in the series, the sad-eyed detective turns up again, this time in Canada.
Bride of Texas, Paperback (January 1998)
A novel of love in time of war and revolution, freedom and tragedy, set against the broad canvas of the American Civil War. At the heart of the novel is a little-known fact of history - the formation of a militia by a motley band of Czech immigrants who took up the cause of freedom.
Miracle Game, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Josef Skvorecky
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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Author Biography - Josef Skvorecky
Josef Skvorecky is the author of "The Bass Saxophone" and "The Engineer of Human Souls," among other works. He is the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and Canada's Governor General's Award. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, and Venice, Florida.
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