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Czech Voices: Stories from Texas in the Amerikán Národní Kalendár

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Texas A&M University Press has released a paperback edition of Czech Voices: Stories from Texas in the Amerikán národní kalendá. Originally published in 1991, Czech Voices comprises ten short memoir-essays written by some of the earliest Czech immigrants to Texas. Translated and edited by Clinton Machann and James W. Mendl, Jr., Czech Voices offers a clear window to th ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Texas A&M University Press
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Sep 25, 2007 Bell rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historians, those with an interest in immigrant literature
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refreshingly unique. This is mostly an historical text of ten immigrant families who moved from Czechoslavakia to different cities in Texas in the 1850's-appx 1900's. The stories are written by the immigrants themselves for an American Czech newspaper published in the 19th century. While it's not haute literature, the translators and editors did a great job in maintaining the integrity of the immigrant experience by preserving continuity of the timelie as well as the writers' voices. I ...more
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