Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream (Paperback)

Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream By Josef Skvorecky, Paul Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image

Dvorak in Love: A Light-Hearted Dream (Paperback)

By Josef Skvorecky, Paul Wilson (Translated by)

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An exuberant tour de force. —James Marcus, The Nation


Here is a wonderfully imagined picture of a little known period in American musical history. In 1892, at the height of his prodigious powers, Antonin Dvorak was persuaded to leave his native Bohemia to come to New York to be director of the National Conservatory for Music. In this exuberant novel, Josef Skvorecky tells the story of Dvorak’s utterly requited love affair with young America, the anthem of which is his famous Symphony in E Minor, “From the New World.”
Paul Wilson has translated books by Václav Havel, Bohumil Hrabal, Ivan Klima and Josef Škvorecký. He lives in Canada.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393305487
ISBN-10: 0393305481
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 17th, 1988
Pages: 348
Language: English