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Havel, Václav

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The view from Prague the expectations of world leaders at the dawn of the 21st century by Forum 2000 (Conference)( )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,186 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
Largo desolato : a play in seven scenes by Václav Havel( Book )
23 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Havel dramatizes the dilemma of the intellectual in a totalitarian country
The art of the impossible : politics as morality in practice : speeches and writings, 1990-1996 by Václav Havel( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 966 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
The memorandum by Václav Havel( Book )
22 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Power of the powerless : citizens against the state in central-eastern Europe by Václav Havel( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 807 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
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 )
25 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Temptation : a play in ten scenes by Václav Havel( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 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 )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Czech and held by 458 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
Beyond hate ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers looks at the racial, religious, national, ethnic, sexual, and personal faces of hatred, focusing on case studies taped in Oslo; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; Bedford, Virginia; and Israel. Includesinterviews with Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel, Nadine Gordimer and other renowned persons
Summer meditations by Václav Havel( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his first book as president of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Vaclav Havel offers us a profound meditation on the nature and practice of politics and a stirring plea for morality, civility, and openness in public life in a time of overwhelming global change. From his unique perspective as both a head of state and a writer of great clarity and eloquence, Havel reflects on his experience in office, and on the questions that his own presence there brings so powerfully to mind: Is there a place for morality, and for simple decency, in politics? Have his ideals and principles--forged through two decades of courageous opposition to totalitarianism--a place in public life? His answer, put forth with remarkable candour, is unequivocally affirmative. He explores in this forthright book the practical problems facing his country today and openly examines the traumas of economic transition that have become central not only in Czechoslovakia but throughout the former Communist bloc. He grapples with the details of political change, and with the complex emotional issues of nationalism, separatism, and environmental devastation. He argues for a dynamic new market economy tempered by compassion, and for the central role of art and culture in transforming society. Writing with passion and energy, Havel reveals his dreams and his vision for a civil society of the future, stressing the essential goodwill in people, the responsibilities of those who lead them, and the need for tolerance. In the great seriousness of his commitment he demonstrates a moral and political consistency all too rare in public life. Summer Meditations is a timely and necessary book. Illuminated by Vaclav Havel's sincerity and directness, by his common sense and by his uncommon moral courage, it gives us an essential understanding of the problems and the promise in the post-Communist world
Moc bezmocných by Václav Havel( Book )
57 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essay af den tjekkiske præsident og dramatiker om det politiske og filosofiske grundlag for oppositionsbevægelsen. Tilegnet Jan Patočka
Disturbing the peace : a conversation with Karel Hvížďala by Václav Havel( Book )
53 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den tjekkiske forfatter Václav Havel (f. 1936) som kulturperson og systemkritiker i bl.a. Charter 77-stiftelsen samt om hans baggrund i det tjekkiske borgerskab og om hans litterære og politiske udvikling
A century of wisdom [lessons from the life of Alice Herz-Somer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor] by Caroline Stoessinger( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 229 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
The increased difficulty of concentration : a play in two acts by Václav Havel( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Open letters : selected writings, 1965-1990 by Václav Havel( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 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
The garden party by Václav Havel( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Temptation by Václav Havel( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on the legend of Doctor Faustus, this witty, powerful and extraordinary play gives a complex and arresting account of life in Eastern Europe. 'Temptation' features Faust/Foustka, a disgruntled scientist dabbling in necromancy, Fistula, the Mesphistopheles figure, a repellent old tramp with rotting feet, and Maggie/Gretchen, Foustka's earnest, adoring, lusty lab assistant. 'Temptation' was first performed at The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon, in April 1987
Three Vaněk plays by Václav Havel( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Redevelopment or, Slum clearance by Václav Havel( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais politiques by Václav Havel( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Chavel, Vaclav 1936-2011
Gavel, Vaclav 1936-2011
Gavel, Vat︠s︡lav
Gavel, Vatslav 1936-2011
Haei̕er, Wacilafu 1936-2011
Hapel, Pačchŭllapchŭ 1936-2011
Havel, V. 1936-2011
Havel, Václau 1936-2011
Havel, Václav 1936-
Havel, Vaclav 1936-2011
Haveli, Vac'lav 1936-2011
Havelo, Václavo 1936-2011
Havels, Vāclavs 1936-
Haveru, Vatsurafu 1936-2011
Hawei'er, Wacilafu 1936-2011
Khavel, Vat︠s︡lav
Khavel, Vatslav 1936-2011
Гавел, Вацлав 1936-
ハヴェル, ヴァーツラフ
ハベル, バーツラフ
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