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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...

"Jan Zizka, Past and Present: Military Genius, Cultural Icon"

Feb 17, 2010

Book reading and presentation by author Victor Verney at the Czech Center New York.

ALL THIS BELONGS TO ME - Petra Hůlová

Oct 22, 2009

Petra Hůlová became an overnight sensation when All This Belongs to Me was originally published in Czech in 2002, when the author was just twenty-three years old. She has since established herself...

OBAMA IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: PUBLISHING “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER” IN CZECH

Sep 22, 2009

How do Czechs regard Barack Obama? What made his autobiography such a best-seller in the Czech Republic? Jeff Hush, editor of Cesta za sny mého otce, presents excerpts that could have been "lost in...

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