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Joseph Wechsberg

(1907—1983)


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(1907–1983),

Czechoslovakian-born journalist and novelist, came to the U.S. in 1938 and was naturalized in 1944. His writings include Looking for a Bluebird (1945) and Sweet and Sour (1948), witty sketches, many first published in The New Yorker, of his life as a musician in Europe and his travels; Homecoming (1946), describing his return as a U.S. soldier to his old home of Prague; Avalanche! (1958), an account of a disastrous Austrian landslide; and Blue Trout and Black Truffles (1953), on fine cuisine, one of his subjects, along with music, wine, and travel, in The Best Things of Life (1964).

Subjects: Literature.


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