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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Kafka, love, and courage.
Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 1997
|Named Person:||Milena Jesenská; Franz Kafka; Milena Jesenská|
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|ISBN:||0879517514 9780879517519 087951731X 9780879517311|
|Description:||xiv, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
As a journalist, Milena left a vivid record of the times, writing on diverse subjects, from the latest fashions, modern architecture and interior design to contemporary politics and, in time, the Munich crisis and Germany's invasion of Czechoslovakia. When the Second World War broke out, she was part of the underground resistance until her arrest and detention in Ravensbruck concentration camp. Drawing on unpublished letters and other archival material from Prague and on Milena's own journalism, Mary Hockaday casts Milena's life against the backdrop of the intellectual circles of pre-war Prague. Milena emerges as a real woman who lived both heroically and imperfectly in complex times, a fascinating woman of enormous vitality and passion.