Posts Tagged: Czech Republic

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #79: Kelcey Parker Ervick

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The woman whose face appears on the Czech five-hundred koruna doesn’t appear there without consequence. During the late 19th century, politically active Božena Němcová was an innovator of Czech literature. Twenty-first century writer Kelcey Parker Ervick continues Němcová’s legacy in her own fairy tale-like work: a biographical collage, The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová. Comprised […]

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A Library of Dissidents

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The Czech Republic has a special library for dissident programming. The Presidential Library of Václav Havel hosts events intentionally challenging to authority and mainstream culture, reports OZY. The library itself is based around the works of Havel, who remains a divisive figure. The library primarily functions as host to a mix of lectures, concerts, and […]

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