Good-bye, Samizdat: Twenty Years of Czechoslovak Underground Writing

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Northwestern University Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 309 pages
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Good-bye, Samizdat offers the first collection of the best of Czechoslovakia's samizdat, underground texts from the era 1948 through 1990. Divided into three sections, the volume includes fiction, cultural and political works, and philosophical essays. The writings reflect the thought of some of Czechoslovakia's best-known minds--Klima, Vaculik, and Havel--as well as others yet unknown in the West. Taken together, they capture the artistic and intellectual mood of a country situated at a focal point between East and West at a fascinating point in history.

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This fascinating selection of "unofficial,'' self-published texts documents the wealth of Czechoslovakia's parallel culture and the spiritual resilience of its banned authors during Communist ... Read full review

Contents

PARTI LITERATURE
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Ivan Klíma The Eyeglasses 1974
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Pavel Kohout Golem II 1977
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Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz is professor of Germanic languages at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The Silenced Theater: Czech Playwrights without a Stage and the editor of Drama Contemporary: Czechoslovakia.

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