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My Golden Trades

(1992)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The title My Golden Trades comes from a Czech proverb: "For him with nine trades, the tenth is poverty." The narrator of these stories, however, does not have the option of perfecting his trade as a writer. Forbidden to publish by his country's repressive government (like Klima himself), he must instead work a number of odd jobs to survive.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Golden Trades: Stories
Author(s): Ivan Klima
ISBN: 0-684-19727-8 / 978-0-684-19727-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Golden Trades
Author(s): Ivan Klima
ISBN: 0-14-014222-3 / 978-0-14-014222-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books / Granta
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Paperback Editions

April 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Golden Trades
Author(s): Ivan Klima
ISBN: 1-86207-103-9 / 978-1-86207-103-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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January 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: My Golden Trades
Author(s): Ivan Klima
ISBN: 0-14-025034-4 / 978-0-14-025034-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin UK
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July 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Golden Trades: The Smuggler's Story; the Painter's Story; the Archaeologist's Story; the Engine Driver's Story; the Courier's Story; the Surveyor's Story (Penguin International Writers S.)
Author(s): Ivan Klima
ISBN: 0-14-014913-9 / 978-0-14-014913-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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