New York : Knopf, 1990.
"An intimate history of Czechoslovakia under communism; a meditation on the social and political role of art, and a triumphant statement of the values underlying all the recent revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe." -- Publisher's description.
LibraryThing member nhoule
I became an admirer of Vaclav Havel after reading his play the Memorandum. I have only read excerpts from this book and will finish it someday.
LibraryThing member cestovatela
Vaclav Havel was the philosopher/playwright who became the leader of the Czech anti-Communist movement. This book-length interview was published in 1988, long before there was any realistic hope of democracy in Czechoslovakia. Even so, his faith in a better world is unshakeable and the cool thing is, he was absolutely right to hang onto it. It's a real-life story of good overcoming evil. I admit I skimmed some of the earlier parts about his life as a playwright, but the rest is gold.
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