Josef Škvorecký

Josef Škvorecký was a Czech-Canadian writer, publisher, and academic. He is known for his novels, essays, and translations, and he was a significant figure in Czech literature. His works often explore themes of political oppression and the human condition.

Books

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  1. 1. The Engineer of Human Souls

    The novel is a semi-autobiographical narrative of a Czechoslovakian writer who has become a professor at a Canadian university, teaching American literature. The narrative switches between his current life in Canada and his memories of the past in Czechoslovakia, including the Nazi occupation and the Communist regime. The book presents a complex portrayal of the life of an intellectual in exile and the challenges of cultural assimilation, while also exploring themes of love, politics, and the power of literature.

    The 2739th Greatest Book of All Time