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ISBN-10: 0393308499

ISBN-13: 9780393308495

Edition: 1992

Authors: Josef Skvorecky

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 435
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Josef Skvorecky was born in Nachod, Czechoslovakia on September 27, 1924. 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. He began to write detective stories featuring Lieutenant Boruvka, which became popular with Czech readers. In 1958, his novel The Cowards was published and then banned on the grounds that it was "Titoist and Zionist." He and his wife moved to Canada after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia that crushed the liberal reforms known as the Prague Spring. They…