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Václav Havel, Kieran Williams

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Václav Havel
Title
Václav Havel
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Kieran Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
Václav Havel claimed to want a quiet life dedicated to writing, but he lived exactly the opposite: as the most famous dissident via his poetry, plays, and essays in Czechoslovakia under Communist rule. This biography is the first to pay close attention to Havel’s beginnings as a poet, placing his later, more famous works in the context of his poetical beginnings. In doing so, Kieran Williams sheds new light on Havel’s formative years and the stylistic and philosophical influences that would come to shape one of the most famous Czech writers and political leaders of the twentieth century. Williams connects the plays for which Havel is best known to his earlier poetry as well as to his development as a writer of profound insight on the arts, his country’s social and political turmoil, and the modern condition at large. He also contextualizes Havel’s oeuvre within his dramatic private life and his ambivalence about being the scion of a patriotic and cosmopolitan Prague family. Reading Havel’s works in Czech alongside his voluminous correspondence, Williams produces a full, rounded picture of a figure of extraordinary artistic and political courage beset with inner paradoxes. --
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Williams, Kieran
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Critical lives
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  • Havel, Václav
  • Presidents
  • Dissenters
Label
Václav Havel, Kieran Williams
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961459697
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781780236650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961459697
Label
Václav Havel, Kieran Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn961459697
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781780236650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961459697

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