Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father: A Memoir in Essays

Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father: A Memoir in Essays

by Richard Katrovas

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ISBN-13: 9781941110065
Publisher: Three Rooms Press
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Richard Katrovas is the founding academic director of the Prague Summer Program, and is the author of seven collections of poetry, a short story collection, a novel, and three memoirs. Katrovas taught for 20 years at the University of New Orleans before moving to Western Michigan University. He divides his time between Kalamazoo, MI, New Orleans, and Prague.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction iii

I Am Learning Czech 1

Prison Art and Civic Pride 19

The Underprivileged 33

My Transvestite 39

Private Gold 50

A Brief History of Fine Dining 60

School in Nature 68

Katie's Hair 77

Solidarity 89

Not America 97

Going Native 107

Adjacent Room 118

The Big Easy and the Big Nasty 126

The Lear Years 137

Stalin's Face 145

Poetry Is a Dead Art 152

Alan Levy 101: A Eulogy 157

Czech, Italian, Mexican Cuisine 162

The Animals We Must Become 175

A Brief History of My Heart 186

Scorpio Rising 195

The Magic Book 204

Glenn Beck Is Not My Brother 218

About the Author 234

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