The Bass Saxophone by Josef Skvorecky
The Bass Saxophone
by Josef Skvorecky
Two novellas translated by Kaca Polackova-Henley
Pan Books, 1980, ISBN 0330259962, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, un-creased spine, (see photographs)
'Emoke' and 'The Bass Saxophone'
"These two novellas by the distinguished Czech exile with poignant irony and dark fantasy the everyday nature of life under totalitarianism, whether Nazi or Soviet. They are a celebration of the beleaguered individual's resistance against drab uniformity and spiritual meanness.
Josef Skvorecky introduces the two stories with a brilliant and moving personal memoir of jazz, for him and for other Czechs a persistent and enduring voice of freedom under two tyrannies: 'The police guns of all dictatorships are aimed at the men with the horns.'"