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ISBN: 0141192836
Author: Ota Pavel
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics/Press; First Edition edition (2010)
Pages: 136
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Rating: 4.3
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Subjects: Pavel, Ota 1930- - Childhood and youth. I enjoyed the book because although it is very simply written it gives the reader an understanding of how things were at that very difficult time in history. The book was recommended to me by our daughter who is a teacher in Europe.

Subjects: Pavel, Ota 1930- - Childhood and youth.

Series: Penguin Modern Classics. How I Came to Know Fish (1974) is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia. Fishing with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the two finest fishermen in the world - he takes a peaceful pleasure from the rivers and ponds of his country. But when the Nazis invade, his father and two older brothers are sent to concentration camps and Pavel must steal their confiscated fish back from under the noses of the SS to feed his family.

Penguin Modern Classics. Penguin Books Ltd. Book Format. Pavel is a great example of the great Czech storytellers, next to Čapek and Hrabal, and a joy to read. His love of life, nature and mankind shines through every word, and given what he must have experienced, this is something to admire in deed.

Published by Penguin. Penguin Modern Classics, Paperback, 144 pages. How I Came to Know Fish (Penguin Modern Classics). Published May 6th 2010 by Penguin.

How I Came to Know Fish (1974) is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia

How I Came to Know Fish (1974) is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia.

Classic Books & Novels. 28% off. How I Came to Know Fish. But when the Nazis invade, his father and two older brothers are sent to concentration camps and Pavel must steal their confiscated fish back from under the noses of the SS to feed his family

Classic Books & Novels. Penguin Modern Classics. By (author) Ota Pavel. With tales of his father's battle to provide for his family both in wealthy freedom and in terrifying persecution, this is one boy's passionate and affecting tale of life, love and fishing. Format Paperback 144 pages. Dimensions 129 x 198 x 8mm 114g. Publication date 14 Sep 2018.

How I Came to Know Fish (1974) is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia. But when the Nazis invade, his father and two older brothers are sent to concentration camps and Pavel must steal their confiscated fish back from under the noses of the SS to feed his family

Ota Pavel (1930-1973) worked for much of his short life as a journalist and sports reporter.

Ota Pavel (1930-1973) worked for much of his short life as a journalist and sports reporter.

Ota Pavel (1930-1973) worked for much of his short life as a journalist and sports reporter

Ota Pavel (1930-1973) worked for much of his short life as a journalist and sports reporter. Country of Publication.

How I Came to Know FishPaperback – 6 May 2010. by Ota Pavel(Author). Ota Pavel (1930-1973) worked for much of his short life as a journalist and sports reporter. This new series of Central European Classics is important well beyond simply providing 'good reads'. - Stephen Vizinczey Daily Telegraph I urge you to go and read them.

Physical description: 135 p. ; 20 cm. Subjects: Pavel, Ota 1930- - Childhood and youth.

Comments:

Majin
This is an unknown jewel written by a man incarcerated in mental institutions. Various vignettes, are interwoven with the growing threat, encroachment, and then occupation of the Nazis on a peaceful peasant home and community where fishing is a way of life which leads to reflection and uniting with nature. It also inspires acts of courage, industry, and occasional trickery. It is all written in clear, limpid prose.
Macage
A story about a young boy's experience during the holocaust. Fishing is a metaphor for his growing up as well as for survival and his relationships with others.
Beazekelv
Perfectly wonderful book, - humor, wisdom, resilience!
Rrinel
Very good book, slow going, a lot to take in. A book you will want to keep in your library & re-read now & then.
Arryar
I enjoyed the book because although it is very simply written it gives the reader an understanding of how things were at that very difficult time in history.The book was recommended to me by our daughter who is a teacher in Europe.
Lbe
One more book about the tragedy of war and the struggles of those in the midst of it.
Jum
The memoirs of a childhood in the Czech countryside near Prague in the 1930-40s with a father who was a traveling salesman that became the champion Electrolux salesman in Czechoslovakia and used his new riches to buy an American car and visit the countryside to renew his unusual knowledge of the fishes and eels of the ponds and rivers and make friends with the ferryman, a pursuit he followed even after the Germans came and he was given a yellow star. Wonderful tales of poaching fish and deer from the ponds and woods of first the nobility and then the Germans, of knowing just how and when to fish for the eels and the carp in the dead of the night until he and his two older sons were sent to the concentration camps. The narrator stayed with his non-Jewish mother and plied these secrets to stay alive during the occupation. The author became a sports correspondent after the war, wrote these wonderful tales for the Czech version of Field & Stream, was diagnosed as maniac-depressive, died in 1973 and is buried in the Prague-Strasnice Jewish cemetery.
One sentence on the first page caught my attention - the remainder of the book continued to hold my attention with the same mastery of depicting the complexity of people in simple terms. The sentence? "He could plow and sow, milk cows, cook potato pancakes, find wild boletus mushrooms even out of season, ferry people in his boat during high waters, weave baskets, hunt deer, rescue travelers and half-frozen animals, silence the stupid, and he knew how to laugh." - that is the description of Uncle Prosek who, to the young narrator, knew how to do everything.
It is Uncle Prosek who taught the narrator to fish, who helped the narrator's Jewish father poach a deer ... The independent chapters which make up this novel tell of the family adventures before the war - father becoming the world's best Electrolux salesman for the love of the wife of his boos, falling for a scam on purchasing a carp pond and years later giving the scam artist appropriate revenge. During the war, the two older sons and the father are sent to concentration camps; they survive but grandmother does not. Here the novels tells of the narrator's escapades fishing to survive - encountering mill owners who cheat him and fish wardens who act kindly to him. And finally the book follows his father into life after the war.
Throughout the book, the ability of the author to depict people - an attribute the narrator ascribes both to the narrator's father and to a famous painter known to the father - makes this "simple" memoir into a memorable study of human behavior. This is human behavior of the roguish, flawed but fundamentally kind nature.
Fishermen may enjoy this book but the book is of human nature, portrayed in conjunction with fishing, not a book of fishing. Well worth the short time it takes to read this book.

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