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When Eve Was Naked

A Journey Through Life

by (author) Josef Skvorecky

Publisher
Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2002
Category
Literary, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552631690
    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
    List Price
    $27.95

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Description

From the celebrated novelist comes his autobiography in story form One of the most celebrated writers of our time, Skvorecky's books have been honoured all over the world for their passion, wry humour, insights into human and political frailties and breathtaking style. When Eve Was Naked is no exception. It is the ultimate collection of the Danny stories and as close to autobiography as Skvorecky will ever write. Organized chronologically into four parts, the stories reveal the important facets of this writer's life - childhood, the Second World War, the communist era in Czechoslovakia and the Canada years. From forced labour camps to the '68 Soviet invasion and from the politics of revolt to the craft of writing, Danny's life mirrors Skvorecky's own. While there is tragedy here, there is also joy and girls - beautiful, tempting, life-affirming girls. Lush, poignant and beautifully written, this is vintage Skvorecky.

About the author

JOSEF SKVORECKY is an award-winning author whose novels include The Cowards, The Bass Saxophone, The Swell Season and The Engineer of Human Souls. Among his numerous literary awards are the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (1980), the Governor General’s Award for Fiction (1984) and the Czech Republic State Prize for Literature (1999). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1982, awarded the Order of the White Lion by the President of Czechoslovakia, Václav Havel, in 1990, and in 1992 was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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