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The Engineer of Human Souls

Author: Skvorecky, Josef Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Europe, Czech Republic, Prague
Genre: Humor
Time Frame: 1960-1970s
Published: 1977
Description: The Engineer of Human Souls is a labyrinthine comic novel that investigates the journey and plight of novelist Danny Smiricky, a Czech immigrant to Canada. As the novel begins, he is a professor of American literature at a college in Toronto. Out of touch with his young students, and hounded by the Czech secret police, Danny is let loose to roam between past and present, adopting whatever identity that he chooses or has been imposed upon him by History.
  
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