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Czech Voices: Stories from Texas in the Amerikán Národní Kalendár
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
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