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The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka by Josef Skvorecky

I must admit that I’m a sucker when it comes to lost or neglected novels, and very easily biddable when I read good reviews of them. 737 more words

Lost Books - The Mournful Demeanour of Lieutenant Boruvka

Josef Skvorecky ranks among the great Czech writers of the twentieth century, of which there are, of course, many – Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Václav Havel, Ivan Kilma only form the beginnings of a list. 554 more words

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The Return of Lieutenant Boruvka (1981) by Josef Skvorecky

On starting this novel, I was a little apprehensive over whether I would enjoy it or not, having disliked another of Skvorecky’s works, Sins for Father Knox… 962 more words

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