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by Josef Skvorecky

  • ISBN: 0394546814
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Josef Skvorecky
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st American ed edition (January 12, 1987)
  • Pages: 322
  • ePub book: 1751 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1311 kb
  • Other: lrf azw mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 779

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Dvorák in Love: A Light Hearted Dream" is a slightly misleading title as most of the book is a homage of the love various musical and Czech immigrants had for Dvorák.

It reads more like a fictionalised version of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". The narrative unfolds through a variety of characters who encounter Dvorák mostly during his time in America. Dvorák in Love: A Light Hearted Dream" is a slightly misleading title as most of the book is a homage of the love various musical and Czech immigrants had for Dvorák. The book encaptures the influence of environment, birdsong, nature and American melodies, particularly Black spiritual, on Dvorák's music.

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Josef Skvorecky Dvorak in Love. Price for Eshop: 599 Kč (€ 2. ). Publisher: W W Norton & Co. Published in: USA. Availability: In stock, ships in 24 hours. Locations: U Lužického semináře 10, Malá Strana.

Josef Škvorecký, CM (Czech pronunciation: (listen); September 27, 1924 – January 3, 2012) was a Czech-Canadian writer and publisher. He spent half of his life in Canada, publishing and supporting banned Czech literature during the communist era. 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.

Dvorak in love with America. com User, April 25, 2002 So many themes are explored here, and each with disarming subtlety. Skvorecky is a musician with the pen. com User, April 25, 2002. Probably the highest compliment I can pay to this amazing book is that right after I finished it I started listening to Dvorak nonstop. So many themes are explored here, and each with disarming subtlety.

In this exuberant novel, Josef Skvorecky tells the story of Dvorak's utterly requited love affair with young America .

In this exuberant novel, Josef Skvorecky tells the story of Dvorak's utterly requited love affair with young America, the anthem of which is his famous Symphony in E Minor, "From the New World. I found this book (titled "Scherzo Capriccioso" in the original Czech after one of Dvořák's most enchanting pieces) to be a magical recreation of late-19th century America (the object of Dvořák's.

Items related to Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream . Josef Skvorecky Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream. ISBN 13: 9780393305487. Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream. Paul Wilson has translated books by Václav Havel, Bohumil Hrabal, Ivan Klima and Josef Škvorecký. In this exuberant novel, Josef Skvorecky tells the story of Dvorak's utterly requited love affair with young America, the anthem of which is his famous Symphony in E Minor, "From the New World. Seller Inventory APC9780393305487. More information about this seller Contact this seller.

In this exuberant novel, Josef Skvorecky tells the story of Dvorak's utterly requited love affair with young America, the . Format Paperback 322 pages. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Author:Skvorecky, Josef. Book Binding:Hardback. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know! Read full description. See details and exclusions. Dvorak in Love: A Light-hearted Dream by Josef Skvorecky (Hardback, 1986). Pre-owned: lowest price. W. Norton & Company. I found this book (titled "Scherzo Capriccioso" in the original Czech after one of Dvořák's most enchanting pieces) to be a magical recreation of late-19th century America (the object of Dvořák's affection). You get to meet the great man and see what inspired him. I feel that anyone who loves Dvořák (which means anyone who loves beautiful music) should read this book. Jamie638, March 15, 2007.

Chronicles Anton Dvorak's sojourn in America at the turn of the century, when he was persuaded by Jeannette Thurber to leave his native Bohemia and become director of her National Conservatory of Music

Comments

Friert Friert
I certainly enjoy Skvorecki's writing, this one was already a second book of his that I have read. He seems, however, perpetually unable to sustain a longer story line. Everything that he writes is very fragmented. The novel is set in a kind of perpetual series of "vignettes" and after a while he really tests the reader's patience. However, the writing is always light while informed, sophisticated but never snobbish.
Jumping from italics to "Times Roman", and keeping the poor reader suspended between two different times and generations is something the author probably thought as revolutionary when he wrote it. It was a challenge for me.

However, I like the worlds that this author called to life. I just have ordered a third book by Skvorecki....
Iesha Iesha
A wonderful book, I cannot say enough!
Mr_NiCkNaMe Mr_NiCkNaMe
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JOGETIME JOGETIME
Skvorecky and Dvorák were both born in Bohemia and this fictionalised account of Dvorák is an interesting read but it is certainly not biographical in style. It reads more like a fictionalised version of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". The narrative unfolds through a variety of characters who encounter Dvorák mostly during his time in America. The thread of the tale is the platonic love between Dvorák and his sister-in-law, Countess Josephine. Josephine's sister, the plainer four years younger Annie, is besotted By Dvorák and eventually succeeds in marrying him. "Dvorák in Love: A Light Hearted Dream" is a slightly misleading title as most of the book is a homage of the love various musical and Czech immigrants had for Dvorák. The book encaptures the influence of environment, birdsong, nature and American melodies, particularly Black spiritual, on Dvorák's music. One particularly endearing tale is about a tuba player who Dvorák first encounters playing a sousaphone in a street brass band. I enjoyed Skvorecky's The Cowards more but this patriotic homage to a national hero by a fellow Bohemian who emigrated to Canada is well worth reading.
Kulabandis Kulabandis
This book is told from the point of view of many different narrators, all of whom have some connection with Dvorak and his American sojourn. Some chapters are virtual novellas, others are just funny stories. As ever, Skvorecky's range is prodigious. He can speak with the voice of Czechs and Americans, men and women, blacks and whites, the old and the young. Dvorak himself is glimpsed only from the outside, by those around him, and it is not necessary to know more about him than that he was a great musician in order to enjoy -- and be moved by -- this comic novel.
If the Nobel Prize committee made decisions based on a writer's skill and range and mastery of literary form, Skvorecky would have won years ago. He's without doubt the funniest great writer alive. If you haven't read him yet, you have a treat awaiting you.
Laitchai Laitchai
Who doesn't like Dvorak's powerful and heart stirring music. This book tries to show the same impact the man made on his family, colleagues and friends. Each chapter could stand on its own,with the characters voicing their thoughts and feelings about Dvorak in their own unique way, both in style and in feeling. I thought the novel expressed the overall feeling of a man of great humanity, humility and almost too ordinary to pay much attention to, while at the same time celebrating his genius. A subtle and insightful novel.
Owomed Owomed
Probably the highest compliment I can pay to this amazing book is that right after I finished it I started listening to Dvorak nonstop. So many themes are explored here, and each with disarming subtlety. Skvorecky is a musician with the pen.