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The Engineer of Human Souls (Picador Books) [Paperback]

Josef Skvorecky , P. Wilson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Mar 1986 Picador Books
The Engineer of Human Souls is a labyrinthine comic novel that investigates the journey and plight of novelist Danny Smiricky, a Czech immigrant to Canada. As the novel begins, he is a professor of American literature at a college in Toronto. Out of touch with his young students, and hounded by the Czech secret police, Danny is let loose to roam between past and present, adopting whatever identity that he chooses or has been imposed upon him by History. As adventuresome, episodic, bawdy, comic, and literary as any novel written in the past twenty-five years, The Engineer of Human Souls is worthy of the subtitle Skvorecky gave it: "An Entertainment on the Old Themes of Life, Women, Fate, Dreams, The Working Class, Secret Agents, Love and Death."
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  • Paperback: 571 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; New edition edition (Mar 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330291521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330291521
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.8 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 474,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is a relief to read him, to know that there are still writers like him who have things to say that are vitally important for all of us . . . What he writes about rivets the soul. --Alan Sillitoe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical - a book to touch the soul 19 April 2001
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Well,it would appear that this is not one of the world's best sellers, but the world is missing out. This is a beautiful book. I have read this 3 or 4 times and would happily do so again. It's a book that looks at the past with nostalgia and the present with humour but a tinge of sadness. Josef Skvorecky runs through three stages of a life - war time Tcheckoslovakia, under the communists and finally in exile. This is a glorious magical work to touch the soul and leave it enriched.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant 23 Aug 2002
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World war two and the communist occupation of czechslovakia as seen through the eyes of a talented writer living in Canada. This is a wonderfully relaxing, yet informative read filled with literary references. Quite possibly this is the masterpiece that the writer makes reference to wanting to write throughout the story. I definitely recommend that you buy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic 5 Jun 2003
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An epic work, a meditation of life under dictatorship and in the 'free' west. A tale of the failings of Communism but also the drawbacks of capitalism. Milan Kundera has said that he belives The Engineer of Human Souls to be one of his favourite works.I'd recoomend this to all.
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