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Eugen Brikcius: Postil

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: January 24, 2018, 19:00 – 21:00

The versatile artist and writer, prankster, Dadaist and Chartist Eugen Brikcius, who is 75 this year, has produced his 19th book. Postila (Postil) is an analysis: of life and work, generally and specifically. A 36-minute novel with illustrations by Ellen Jilemnická.

The book will be presented by the author of its foreword Tomáš Kubíček, a professor of Czech literature and the director of Brno’s Moravian Provincial Library.

Followed by a discussion with the writer moderated by Radim Kopáč. The author will read selected excerpts.

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„If I consider the problem as that which the world is turning me into – that is, as a tiny screw in a giant machine, deprived of human identity – then there is really nothing I can do. Obviously I cannot put a stop to the destruction of the globe, the growing stupidity of nations and the repoduction of thousands of new thermonuclear bombs. If, however, I consider it as that which each of us originally is, or rahter what each of us – irrespective of the state of the world – has the basic potential to become, which is to say an autonomous human being, capable of acting responsibly to and for the world, then of course there is a great deal I can do.“

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