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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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Diary entry for 22. April 2005, To the Castle and Back

„To tell you the truth, it’s not just Americans and other foreigners who think of me as a kind of fairy-tale prince or at least as the main character in a fairy tale; I too am often aware of something utterly unbelievable in my own destiny. And I’m less and less able to understand that destiny; at times I even see myself as a minor freak of history.“

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Diary entry for 22. April 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

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