Josef Škvorecký Paul Wilson
Dvořák in Love
September 01, 2019 Comments.. 878
Dvořák in Love Josef Škvorecký Paul Wilson In 1892, at the height of his prodigious powers, Anton Dvorak was persuaded to leave his native Bohemia to come to New York to be director of the National Conservatory for Music This splendid novel tells the story of Dvorak s utterly requited love affair with America.. Dvo k in Love In at the height of his prodigious powers Anton Dvorak was persuaded to leave his native Bohemia to come to New York to be director of the National Conservatory for Music This splendid novel te
  • Title: Dvořák in Love
  • Author: Josef Škvorecký Paul Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780393305487
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dvořák in Love Josef Škvorecký Paul Wilson

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    1. Hugh says:

      I read most of Skvorecky s fiction about 20 years ago but for some reason never got round to this one It is very different to his other work in that it has a biographical element, and is largely about the composer Dvorak and his trips to America that inspired the New World Symphony, but it is far fun than a straight biography would be, as the narrative baton is passed through various friends, family members and musicians of varying degrees of reliability Possibly not quite Skvorecky s best work [...]

    2. Ania says:

      Trudna ksi ka, w kt rej kvoreck nie ma dla czytelnika lito ci rzuca go w sam rodek jakiej sceny, gwa townie skacze w czasie i przestrzeni, a kiedy ju ten jako tako zdo a si przyzwyczai do scenerii i uczestnik w zdarze , przerzuca go gdzie indziej Warto si z ni jednak zmierzy i wy uska z niej to, co najpi kniejsze Obraz Dvo ka jako wielkiego kompozytora, ale r wnie zwyk ego cz owieka, ze swoimi s abo ciami, tajemnicami, skrywanymi uczuciami To, co inspirowa o go w Ameryce i co r wnie nas fascynuj [...]

    3. El says:

      The story follows Czech composer Antonin Dvorak from Czechoslovakia to the United States specifically New York and Iowa, allowing for interesting details dedicated to the differing landscapes and behaviors of the folks living in each in the late 19th century The biographical novel is told from many perspectives of varying age, gender, race and opinion of the man and his music Skvorecky is an obvious fan of Dvorak s music and clearly did research on his personal life, managing to not completely v [...]

    4. Robert Wechsler says:

      I adored this novel on the second try the first time, many years ago, I found it too rich One of the things I appreciated this time around, but not back then, was how apekian it is, both in its storytelling it is story after story after story, much like Tales from Two Pockets and its cubism it might be the only cubist biographical novel.A review I had left in the book faulted it for not presenting Dvo k clearly How could it You see him from myriad points of view, but it is not about him, it is o [...]

    5. Mike Bruce says:

      Dvorak is one of my favorite composers for pieces like Slavonic Dances , From the New World Symphony, and the American quartet all his quartets are amazing I read this book to learn about his life and his adventures during his trip to America where he wrote some of his most famous pieces like the New World and the American , which are largely based on native american and african american tunes he heard Read the book if you want to learn .

    6. Nathan says:

      Absolutely beautiful Its method of indirect storytelling is poignant and highly effective.

    7. Czarny Pies says:

      I am a great fan of Skvorecky and give this book three stars only because it is not as good as six other of his novels that rate four or five stars being, The Engineer of Human Souls, the Cowards, the Miracle Game, Ten Rules for Father Knox, The Swell Season and Miss Silver s Past Choose one of these six as your first Skvorecky novel Once you have developed a taste for him Dvorak in Love is a very pleasureable read.Dvorak in Love is an historical love that describes the four years Dvorak spent i [...]

    8. Reesies says:

      This is one of my top 3 or so favourite books ever It s just beautifully written, about music and nostalgia and all the best things that America could be at the end of the 19th century The chapter titled Jessie in the Oyster Bar is a perfectly effected vignette.

    9. Marlene says:

      Didn t finish Not worth the effort.

    10. Virginia says:

      Mainly about Dvorak coming to America Interesting because of the Negro Spirituals and how they influenced his New World Symphony.

    11. Martha Toll says:

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    12. Tyler says:

      Occasionally poignant, occasionally cheesy, nearly always delightful Made me want to visit Spillville, Iowa listen to Dvo k and read kvoreck.

    13. Jane says:

      Hmm Talk about taking liberties with history Add to that a tin ear for dialog, and you get another book for the abandoned shelf.

    14. Mark Robert says:

      Not quite what I anticipated and a little obtuse but some good drinking stories that make you smile.

    15. Bobby Nelson says:

      What a diversity of opinions on this one It is fiction, folks and, as such, I found this to be one of the most memorable and successful life of the composer type novels.

    16. Anne says:

      Takes a few pages to catch the thread but it then slides along with humour and insight.

    17. Piotr says:

      Rozkosznie przegadana, niczym mi dzy dziesi tym a pi tnastym kuflem przedniego pilsnera, opowie o ameryka skiej przygodzie Dworzak w Pewnie tyle w niej fakt w, co w 9 symfonii ameryka skich motyw w, ale wietnie si czyta I jak po takim tozkosznym pija stwie g owa boli, w gardle suszy i kompletnie niczego si nie pami ta Ale bardzo warto by o

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