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An Evening with Pavel Švanda

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 25, 2017, 20:00 – 21:00

Pavel Švanda, who alongside Václav Havel and Jiří Kuběna was a founder of the 36ers, will read from his new poetry collection Mudrc bělmem (The White Makes the Sage).

Anna Blažejovská will introduce and moderate the gathering.

Musical accompaniment will come from the duo Hanousek and Čarek.


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Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter

„So-called contradictions between different schools of thought do not bother me in the least, and it doesn’t seem at all perverse to conduct oneself quite “situationally” in that regard. If a certain term, or terminology or theory seems apt in a given situation or context, I have no compunctions whatsoever about exploiting it to the full ( and I don’t mind if it makes me seem like an epigone). At the same time, however, I don’t feel the least bit bound by any “allegiance”.“

Václav Havel:
Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter, May 1, 1981

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