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The bass saxophone: two novellas 1 edition

Cover of: The bass saxophone by Josef Škvorecký

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Two novellas ("The Bass Saxophone" and "Emoke") by a banned Czech writer who won the 1980 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Canadian Governor General's 1985 Award for Fiction, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1982. The stories evoke the everyday nature of tyranny and the beleagurred individual's resistance to it.

This novella has an autobiographical significance, for when he was sixteen or seventeen, Josef kvorecký played a tenor saxophone rather badly fora band called Red Music—modeled after a Prague group called Blue Music.He and his companions, living in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, did not know that in jazz, blue was not a color. Although the name itself had no political connotations, their music did, for jazz was condemned by the Nazis for being a creation of American black musicians and Jews.

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The bass saxophone
two novellas
by Josef Skvorecky.

Published 1985 by Washington Square Press in New York .

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.8/63
Library of Congress
PG5038.S527 A2 1985

The Physical Object

Pagination
208 p. ;
Number of pages
208

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24201122M
Internet Archive
basssaxophonetwo00skvo
ISBN 10
0671556819
ISBN 13
9780671556815
OCLC/WorldCat
16063790

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