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Ebook Mirákl by Josef Škvorecký read! Book Title: Mirákl
Date of issue: 1978
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The author of the book: Josef Škvorecký
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 947 KB
Edition: Sixty-eight Publishers

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A well written and fascinating book set in Communist Czechslovakia. There's a miracle in a village church, a series of chess tournaments, several ill advised and illicit relationships, jazz music and poetry. The main character starts off as a teacher and becomes a writer and a musician, which all gives the author plenty of opportunity for intelligent commentary on culture, politics and sexual morality under the Communists. It's interesting and amusing, though sometimes I did wish it were a bit shorter and it gets confusing sometimes with the switching between times and places. It is however a must read for anyone interested in recent Eastern European history.

(Skvorecky's best novel in my humble opinion is the wonderful 'Engineer of Human Souls'.)

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Ebook Mirákl read Online! Josef Škvorecký, CM was a Czech writer and publisher who spent much of his life in Canada. Škvorecký was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1980. He and his wife were long-time supporters of Czech dissident writers before the fall of communism in that country. By turns humorous, wise, eloquent and humanistic, Škvorecký's fiction deals with several themes: the horrors of totalitarianism and repression, the expatriate experience, and the miracle of jazz.

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