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by Mark Slouka

Free eBook The Visible World download ISBN: 1846270855
Author: Mark Slouka
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; First Edition edition (2007)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
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Mark Slouka (born 1958 in New York City) is an American novelist and essayist who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. He is a frequent contributor to Harper's Magazine.

Mark Slouka (born 1958 in New York City) is an American novelist and essayist who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Slouka was born to Czech immigrants, Olga and Zdenek Slouka. In 1987 he graduated with P. from Columbia University and became a teacher. From 1985 to 1989 he served as Teaching Fellow at Harvard University where he was giving courses in American literature.

For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. The visible world, Mark Slouka. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-0-618-75643-8.

Rich with intelligence and poetic detail, The Visible World demonstrates why Mark Slouka is one of our finest contemporary novelists.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Rich with intelligence and poetic detail, The Visible World demonstrates why Mark Slouka is one of our finest contemporary novelists.

The sheer beauty of Mark Slouka’s prose will draw comparisons to The English Patient. Gary Shteyngart, New York Times–bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story A book that will last. Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

We were sitting on the back deck of the house in Bethlehem, which had a view of the rectangle of lawn and the row of pines intended to block out the neighbor’s house. A short distance away was the stump of the maple my father had cut down during the summer. I looked at the pines.

Early in Mark Slouka’s novel The Visible World, the protagonist, a child of Czech refugees from World War II, speaks of an entire universe and its times, its stained-glass windows and its vaulted ceilings he used to sense beneath the world I had known - so very familiar to me, so very.

Early in Mark Slouka’s novel The Visible World, the protagonist, a child of Czech refugees from World War II, speaks of an entire universe and its times, its stained-glass windows and its vaulted ceilings he used to sense beneath the world I had known - so very familiar to me, so very American. In this thoughtful and evocative if sometimes sentimental novel, Slouka - himself the son of Czech immigrants - explores a problem surely familiar to us all, but perhaps especially acute for children of transplanted parents

Последние твиты от Mark Slouka (Slouka). Czech-American novelist and essayist. I bought a copy of one of my favourite books (The Visible World by Slouka) at a charity shop today & inside there was a plane ticket from Amsterdam to Mexico City, dated with my birthday!!!

Последние твиты от Mark Slouka (Slouka). Currently living in Prague. Prague, Czech Republic. I bought a copy of one of my favourite books (The Visible World by Slouka) at a charity shop today & inside there was a plane ticket from Amsterdam to Mexico City, dated with my birthday!!! If this isn’t the start of an epic urban fantasy novel, I don’t know what i. ic. 0 ответов 1 ретвит 4 отметки Нравится.

The narrator of The Visible World, the American-born son of Czech immigrants living in New York, grows up in an atmosphere haunted by fragments of a past he cannot understand.

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TheFresh
There is a love story here told with all and more of the intensity of any other you've ever read...without exaggeration. If you are not moved by it, you've never loved, read much literature and, I think, you should have your blood pressure monitored at some point. This is also a tale, and a tragic one, about the tensions and terrorism associated with the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia in the 2nd WW as well as the heroism of Czech resistance. Lastly, it is a portrait of Czech immigrants to the USA after the conflict. To the author's credit he ties it all together seamlessly and emotionally with some of best writing you will come across on any printed page. Mr. Slouka is a gifted writer, whom I would rate among the best at his profession. It would be too much to ask him to be more prolific...prose of this quality, even from this author's hand, is too hard to fashion and too much to expect.
Legionstatic
Though some readers find the first section of this book slow and tedious, I was enchanted with the author's tales of his youth in the Czech enclaves of Queens. My in laws followed a similar path in this country--right down to moving to a house just a few blocks from the mall at which the heroine met her end--and I have always wanted to know more about their Czechoslovakian heritage. The last part of the book, which tells how the author's parents fell in and out of love and back again, all in the midst of Nazi occupation, was an unexpected bonus.
Xor
I liked this book a lot, but enjoyed the first section, which is a recollection by the main character of his childhood, more than the recounting of his journey back the the Czech Republic. The portraits of his mother and father are compellingly drawn and the story of the resistance fighters is page turning. I would for sure recommend this book and author.
Qudanilyr
This story hit home as I grew up in Slovakia in the 60s and under communism. Many Czech words, the scenery of Prague, the food, the songs, are familiar to me. The plot was well put together even though in the beginning I was not sure what to expect as the plot evolved a little slow. The history of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich was well captured here.
TheMoonix
I thought this book might give me some interesting background on Prague, but it far surpassed my expectations. It is a beautifully constructed triptych that interweaves fiction, memoir, and historical fact. The writing is beautiful, the characters memorable, the descriptions evocative.
Zicelik
The book took a turn. I thought I knew how it would end and I was completely surprised. It was better than I had imagined it. I like how the author alternated between stories and perspectives, and ended the book with the beginning.
Winenama
Fine story, fine writing.
An engrossing story of a son's poignant, emotional search into his mother's unspoken past spent in Eastern Europe,
during World War II.