The Swell Season: A Text on the Most Important Things in Life

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In the six tales that make up The Swell Season, Josef Skvorecky recounts the frustrated desires of young Danny Smiricky, a teenager growing up in the forties. These wonderful tales, full of wry humour and unexpected plot twists, seem to add up to a fond portrait of an innocent era?this is, however, wartime Czechoslovakia, and the fragile world of the adolescent falls under the shadow of the Nazi presence.

A masterpiece of storytelling by the Governor General’s Award?winning author, this new edition of The Swell Season features a new foreword by the Oscar-winning stars of the film Once.

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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). Skvorecky was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1982, awarded the Order of the White Lion by the President of Czechoslovakia in 1990, and in 1992 was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Text: English, Czech (translation)

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