The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef Škvorecký

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 2744th greatest book of all time


Published
1977
Nationality
Czech
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Czech

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