300 short stories: story 300

story: “An Insolvable Problem of Genetics”

author: Josef Skvorecky

year: 1966

where: Casa dolce casa

note: A writer of ‘text-appeals’ in the mid-sixties in Czechoslovakia, which “somewhat resembled the celebrated jazz-and-poetry readings in San Francisco in the Beatnik Era, only it had nothing to do with poetry, although there was plenty of Jazz,” says Skvorecky.

a line:  “While offering a brotherly hand to many nations, our fatherland also harbours a certain number of dark-skinned African students; some of these undergo preparatory courses in the Czech language in our town.”

theme(s): Race, nationalism, egalitarianism, Communism


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