Josef Skvorecky

Josef Skvorecky: An Appreciation

I haven't seen much in print on the recent death of the great Czech emigre writer Josef Skvorecky, who died on January 3 in Canada, his adopted country. Another bad sign for the state of the culture, because Skvorecky was a major writer, perhaps even a great writer, and for extras he contributed mightily to the salvation of Czech culture.