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Magor for Kids

Dec 4, 2010

The poet, essayist and culture organizer Ivan M. Jirous wrote the book of beautiful poems for children in the 1980s in the Valdice prison where he was sent for political reasons. For the author, the...

Magor's Swans Songs

Dec 3, 2010

This is the first US reading by Ivan Jirous, the legendary Czech poet and philosopher who coined the term "parallel polis" during Czechoslovak normalization, and who managed the Plastic People of the...

LOVE IS WITHOUT THE END!

Nov 22, 2010

Poetry and music night on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the greatest Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Macha.

NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE: HAUNTING THE PRESENT

Nov 16, 2010 - Nov 18, 2010

Today’s Europe is a fascinating convergence of old and new, with high speed trains roaring past thousand-year-old towns. The past and present are never far away from each other, and this year’s...

EUROPEAN BOOK CLUB - LEAVING by VÁCLAV HAVEL

Sep 30, 2010

Chancellor Rieger is leaving office. But does leaving office necessarily mean that he, his mistress and his extended family have to leave the state villa, which has been their home for years? While...

The Swing in the Middle of Chaos

Apr 23, 2010

Sylva Fischerová is one of the most formidable Czech poets of her generation. A distinguished classicist who teaches at Charles University in Prague, she writes poetry with a vivid imagination as...

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