The engineer of human souls: an entertainment on the old themes of life, women, fate, dreams, the working class, secret agents, love, and death

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A.A. Knopf, 1984 - Fiction - 571 pages
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As Danny Smiricky, a Czech writer who fled his country in 1968 to find asylum at a university in Toronto, adjusts to life in the New World, his memories of his homeland and his lost youth haunt him

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Review: The Engineer of Human Souls (Danny Smiřický)

User Review  - Ronald Morton - Goodreads

We live in a world of absurd circumstances, accidental, perhaps the unfathomable caprices of a cruelly jesting God I find that there is potentially a lot to say about this book, but, at the same time ... Read full review

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too long, too many details, somehow also interesting Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE POe
3
chapter two Hawthorne
63
CHAPTER THREE Twain
129
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About the author (1984)

Josef Skvorecky is the author of "The Cowards," "The Bass Saxophone," "The Engineer of Human Souls," and "Dvorak in Love," among other works. He is the winner of Canada's Governor General's Award. He and his wife, Zdena, divide their time between Toronto and Venice, Florida.

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