Jiří Weil





Jiří Weil

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born
in Praskolesy, Czech Republic
August 06, 1900

died
December 13, 1959

gender
male


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Jiří Weil IPA: [jɪriː vaɪl] was a Czech writer. He was Jewish. His noted works include the two novels Life with a Star, and Mendelssohn Is on the Roof, as well as many short stories, and other novels. ...more


Average rating: 4.09 · 653 ratings · 73 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Mendelssohn is on the Roof
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 374 ratings — published 1960 — 14 editions
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Life with a Star
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1964 — 13 editions
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De hartslag van Moskou
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1937 — 3 editions
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Colors
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2001
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Žalozpěv za 77297 obětí
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1999
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Elegie Fur 77 297 Opfer: Ju...
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0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1958
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I Have Not Seen A Butterfly...
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1959 — 3 editions
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Opásán ocelí
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1925 — 2 editions
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More books by Jiří Weil…
“[To be a master] means that he must renounce everything personal, that he must be alone, that he must have no friends, that he must be inscrutable and inaccessible even at home among his family, even at parties and dinners. All that remains for him is music; it always helps when he feels tired; it offers peace and contentment; the tensions of the day melt away in it. He remembers listening to Beethoven's Fourth after the Night of the Long Knives, remembers how it gave him strength to carry on, to continue interrogating enemies and beating confessions out of them. The music cleansed everything that time, even the blood.”
Jiří Weil, Mendelssohn is on the Roof

“The minister said, "Music in stone," and truly this phrase, bandied about by authors of art books, described Prague well. The city was, indeed, steeped in music and brought into harmony by it. ”
Jiří Weil, Mendelssohn is on the Roof

“I knew now how happiness awoke; I knew that happiness was quiet, that it hid in crevices but could not be destroyed by shouting and whipping.”
Jiří Weil, Life with a Star

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