Czech Dreambook

Author:   Ludvik Vaculik ,  Gerald Turner ,  Jonathan Bolton
Publisher:   Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
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9788024638522


Pages:   450
Publication Date:   07 August 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Ludvik Vaculik ,  Gerald Turner ,  Jonathan Bolton
Publisher:   Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
Imprint:   Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
ISBN:  

9788024638522


ISBN 10:   8024638525
Pages:   450
Publication Date:   07 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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A novel about hope and hopelessness, about ever-present danger, about the strange dreamlike quality of life in a totalitarian system, about the absurdity of present-day 'civilized' living, about losing a home and the disintegration of time and human identity, about love, about nature, about courage, about fear, about death. --V�clav Havel, dissident playwright and the first post-Communist president of Czechoslovakia Whether they liked it or not, ACzech Dreambook supplied many dissidents with their most intense reading experience of the normalization years. --Jonathan Bolton, Harvard University professor of Slavic languages and literature, in his book Worlds of Dissent I could write a whole novel about Vacul�k, except that he has already written one about himself. The novel is entitled A Czech Dreambook and tells a lot about the things you won't even want to believe could have really happened. --Ivan Klima, dissident and acclaimed novelist


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Ludv k Vacul k (1926-2015) was a leading figure of Czech dissident literature of the 1970s and '80s. He began his writing career as a journalist and a member of the Communist party, of which he grew disillusioned. Banned from writing, Vacul k turned to writing samizdat and publishing the work of other banned writers. Gerald Turner has been one of the leading translators of the Czech language since the early 1980s. He was personal translator to the playwright and President of the Czech Republic V clav Havel.

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