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Miloš Doležal: Documenting small-town normalisation life

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 11, 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

Presentation of Miloš Doležal’s new book Jízda Na Skle Ochcanou Strání (which could be translated as Riding Glass Down a Piss-Sodden Slope), which records shards and fragments of life in small-town Vysočina against the backdrop of 1970s and 1980s normalisation in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

Real socialism in schizophrenic disproportion, absurdity and banality: the old world lives on somewhere on the periphery but careerists seize their opportunity, history is mendaciously distorted and the Red Star and hammer and sickle hang above the town square.

The author and Miroslav Hanuš will read, Petr Adámek will speak and Michal Hrubý will play the bassoon.

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