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Havel, Václav

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The art of the impossible : politics as morality in practice : speeches and writings, 1990-1996 by Václav Havel( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume consists of thirty-five of these essays, written between the years 1990 and 1996, that manage to be both profoundly personal and profoundly political. Havel writes of totalitarianism, its miseries and the nonetheless difficult emergence from it. He describes how his country and the other post-communist countries are learning democracy from scratch and are encountering obstacles from inside and out. He marvels at the single technology-driven civilization that envelops the globe, and the challenges this presents to multicultural realities. And he reminds us that - contrary to all appearances - common sense, moderation, responsibility, good taste, feeling, instinct, and conscience are not alien to politics, but are the very key to its long-term success
Largo desolato : a play in seven scenes by Václav Havel( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and German and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All life in a police state is interesting, probably corrupt and potentially subversive as portrayed in this absurdist but seemingly autobiographical play by Czech playwright Vaclav Havel. As in Phoenix, to cite an example, police don't care about guilt, innocence, justice or mercy. If anyone is accused of a crime, they want a conviction. In Havel's play, Professor Leopold Nettles is charged with "disturbing the intellectual peace." Only in a police state could anyone invent such a wide-ranging crime. In Phoenix, conviction means a fine. In Havel's play, a conviction may mean an indeterminate sentence in semi-starved misery in a distant gulag. Once suspected, Leopold knows he's guilty in the eyes of the state. The play portrays a variety of people who visit him, proud that he speaks up in defiance of the authorities - - - but unwilling to join him in his stand for intellectual freedom. Leopold, like Havel for much of his life, is utterly alone. But who are the well-wishers who applaud his dissidence? Are they friends, or secret police agents as provocateurs? Two police agents who visit offer a clever means to avoid prosecution; in effect, "just agree to our falsehoods and all charges will go away." Really? A trap? Are the police undermining the government they serve? How can anyone trust anything? Such is the nature of 'Largo Desolato' and life in a police state. --Theodore A. Rushton at Amazon.com
The memorandum by Václav Havel( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Tagalog and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Power of the powerless : citizens against the state in central-eastern Europe by Václav Havel( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books of great political insight and novelty always outlive their time of birth and this reissued work, initially published in 1985, is no exception. Written shortly after the formation of Charter 7, the essays in this collection are among the most original and compelling pieces of political writing to have emerged from central and Eastern Europe during the whole of the post-war period
Temptation : a play in ten scenes by Václav Havel( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his most challenging work to date, Czech playwright Vaclav Havel has given the Faust legend a provocative twist. His setting is 'the Institute, ' whose mission is to combat the 'irrational tendencies' in society through its scientific work. Personal and professional relationships at this 'lighthouse of truthful knowledge' are a tissue of lies and sycophancy in which all concerned willingly collude
The beggar's opera by Václav Havel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Beggar's Opera is a free-wheeling, highly politicized adaptation of John Gay's well-known eighteenth-century work of the same name. The play, reminiscent of Havel's earlier Garden Party and The Memorandum, is up to his best satirical standard. Like the Brecht/Weill Threepenny Opera, Havel's play uses an underworld milieu to explore the intermingled themes of love, loyalty, and treachery."--Jacket
Václav Havel : living in truth : twenty-two essays published on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav Havel by Václav Havel( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disturbing the peace : a conversation with Karel Hvížďala by Václav Havel( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intimate history of Czechoslovakia under communism; a meditation on the social and political role of art, and a triumphant statement of the values underlying all the recent revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe." -- Publisher's description
Beyond hate( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the experiences of world figures, gang leaders, and young people trying to cope with violence in their lives, Beyond hate chronicles the impact of hate on its victims, and probes its many dimensions. Moyers listens to those gripped by hatred and those victimized by it. He also focuses on individuals and groups who are working to move beyond hatred to achieve tolerance and acceptance
A century of wisdom [lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor] by Caroline Stoessinger( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects life lessons by a Holocaust survivor and concert pianist, sharing the wisdom she has gleaned and insights into her resolve to thrive in spite of loss and her choice to harbor no bitterness toward her oppressors
Versuch, in der Wahrheit zu leben by Václav Havel( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay af den tjekkiske præsident og dramatiker om det politiske og filosofiske grundlag for oppositionsbevægelsen. Tilegnet Jan Patočka
The increased difficulty of concentration : a play in two acts by Václav Havel( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redevelopment or, Slum clearance by Václav Havel( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open letters : selected writings, 1965-1990 by Václav Havel( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning twenty-five years, this historic collection of writings shows Vaclav Havel's evolution from a modestly known playwright who had the courage to advise and criticize Czechoslovakia's leaders to a newly elected president whose first address to his fellow citizens begins, "I assume you did not propose me for this office so that I, too, would lie to you." Some of the pieces in Open letters, such as "Dear Dr. Husak" and the essay "The Power of the Powerless," are by now almost legendary for their influence on a generation of Eastern European dissidents; others, such as some of Havel's prison correspondence and his private letter to Alexander Dubcek, appear in English for the first time. All of them bear the unmistakable imprint of Havel's intellectual rigor, moral conviction, and unassuming eloquence, while standing as important additions to the world's literature of conscience
Selected plays, 1984-87 by Václav Havel( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Olga : June 1979-September 1982 by Václav Havel( Book )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden party by Václav Havel( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view from Prague : the expectations of world leaders at the dawn of the 21st century by Václav Havel( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the result of the Forum 2000 conferences initiated by Václav Havel and Elie Wiesel. The book is based mainly on the first five conferences which were held in Prague from 1997. The first essay written by Václav Havel deals with spiritual preconditions of the global survival of humankind, and the second one is the quintessence of Havel's views on the world which we have inherited as well as his views on our hopes for the future. The book closes with Havel's personal reflection on the deeper meaning and aim of the Forum 2000 meetings. Subsequent chapters analyze and interpret the ideas that were expressed by the speakers and interlocutors of the first five conferences in which they tried to identify and understand the primary issues facing mankind globally. Reflections deal with the main dimensions of globalization and with their synchronicities as well as asynchronicities based on the quintessences of the annual conference reports
Plays in one act by Daniel, ed Halpern( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers plays by Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, Vaclav Havel, Garrison Keillor, David Mamet, Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Sam Shepard, Tom Stoppard, Wendy Wasserstein, and Lanford Wilson
Am Anfang war das Wort : Texte von 1969 bis 1990 by Václav Havel( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of the impossible : politics as morality in practice : speeches and writings, 1990-1996
Alternative Names
Chavel, Vaclav 1936-2011

Gavel, Vaclav 1936-2011

Gavel, Vat︠s︡lav

Gavel, Vatslav 1936-2011

Haei̕er, Wacilafu 1936-2011

Hapel, Pačchŭllapchŭ 1936-2011

Havel

Havel, V. 1936-2011

Havel, Václau 1936-2011

Havel, Václav

Havel, Václav 1936-

Havel, Vaclav 1936-2011

Haveli, Vac'lav 1936-2011

Havelo, Václavo 1936-2011

Havels, V. (Vāclavs), 1936-2011

Havels, Vāclavs 1936-

Havels, Vāclavs, 1936-2011

Haveru, Vatsurafu 1936-2011

Hawei'er, Wacilafu 1936-2011

Khavel, Vat︠s︡lav

Khavel, Vatslav 1936-2011

Václav Havel dramaturge, essayiste et homme d'État tchécoslovaque puis tchèque

Václav Havel pisarz i prezydent Republiki Czeskiej

Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic

Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician from the Czech Republic

Václav Havel político, escritor y dramaturgo checo

Václav Havel scrittore, drammaturgo e politico ceco

Václav Havel tschechischer Schriftsteller und Politiker

Václav Havel tšekkiläinen kirjailija ja poliitikko

Václav Havel Tsjechisch schrijver

Vāclavs Havels

Vatslav Havel

Venceslaus Havel

Βάτσλαβ Χάβελ

Вацлав Гавел чешский писатель, драматург, диссидент, правозащитник и государственный деятель, последний президент Чехословакии (1989—1992) и первый президент Чехии

Вацлав Хавел

Вацлав Һавел

Вацлаў Гавел

Вацлаў Гавэл

Гавел

Гавел, Вацлав 1936-

Гавел, Вацлав, 1936-2011

Վացլավ Հավել

האוול, ואצלב

ואצלב האוול

וואצלאוו האוועל

فاتسلاف هافيل

واتسلاف هاول

واتسلاو هاول

व्हात्स्लाफ हावेल

ভাকল্যাভ হ্যাভেল

வாக்லாவ் அவொல்

വക്ലാവ് ഹവേൽ

ვაცლავ ჰაველი

바츨라프 하벨

하벨, 바쯤라프 1936-2011

하벨, 바츨라프 1936-2011

ヴァーツラフ・ハヴェル

ハヴェル, ヴァーツラフ

ハベル, バーツラフ

哈維爾

瓦茨拉夫·哈维尔

Languages
English (212)

Czech (76)

German (49)

French (12)

Spanish (9)

Polish (8)

Italian (6)

Romanian (2)

Tagalog (2)

Danish (1)

Korean (1)

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Largo desolato : a play in seven scenesThe memorandumThe Power of the powerless : citizens against the state in central-eastern EuropeTemptation : a play in ten scenesThe beggar's operaVáclav Havel : living in truth : twenty-two essays published on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav HavelDisturbing the peace : a conversation with Karel HvížďalaOpen letters : selected writings, 1965-1990