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Václav Havel, or, Living in truth : twenty-two essays published on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav Havel

Author: Václav Havel; Jan Vladislav
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gathers essays by the Czech playwright, and includes writings by other authors in his honor."

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Václav Havel, or, Living in truth.
London : Faber, 1987
(OCoLC)569125509
Named Person: Václav Havel; Václav Havel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Václav Havel; Jan Vladislav
ISBN: 0571148743 9780571148745 0571144403 9780571144402
OCLC Number: 14718006
Language Note: Translated from the Czech.
Notes: Translation from various European languages.
Description: xix, 315 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Jan Vladislav. Asides to readers of Haval's essays / (translated by A. G. Brain) --
Part One. Six texts by Václav Havel. 1. Letter to Dr Gustáv Husák ; 2. The power of the powerless / (translated by P. Wilson) ; 3. Six asides about culture / (translated by E. Kohák) ; 4. Politics and conscience / (translated by E. Kohák and R. Scruton) ; 5. Thriller / (translated by P. Wilson) ; 6. An anatomy of reticence / (translated by E. Kohák) --
Part Two. Sixteen texts for Václav Havel. 1. Catastrophe / Samuel Beckett ; 2. Courtesy towards God / Heinrich Böll (translated by J. R. Littleboy) ; 3. Prague : a poem, not disappearing / Timothy Garton Ash ; 4. Ex-prophets and storysellers / Jirí Grusa (translated by D. Armour) ; 5. From Variations and reflections on topics in Václav Havel's prison letters / Ladislav Hejdánek (translated by D. Viney) ; 6. Citizen versus state / Harry Järv ; 7. The chaste centaur / Pavel Kohout (translated by M. Pomichalek and A. Mozga) ; 8. Conversations 36 / Iva Kotralá (translated by D. Viney) ; 9. Candide had to be destroyed / Milan Kundera (translated by K. Seigneurie) ; 10. I think about you a great deal / Arthur Miller ; 11. When I was still living in Prague / Zdena Salivarová ; 12. The sorrowful satisfaction of the powerless / Milan Simecka (translated by A. G. Brain) ; 13. I saw Václav Havel for the last time / Josef Skvorecký ; 14. Introduction (to The memorandum) / Tom Stoppard ; 15. Letter to a prisoner / Zdenek Urbanek (translated by G. Theiner) ; 16. On the house / Lukvík Vaculík (translated by A. G. Brain) --
A short bio-biography of Václav Havel (translated by D. Viney).
Other Titles: Václav Havel
Living in truth
Responsibility: edited by Jan Vladislav.

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