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My crazy century / Ivan Klíma ; translated from the Czech by Craig Cravens.

Klíma, Ivan, (author.).
Book Book ([2013])
Description: 534 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
7 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9780802121707
  • ISBN: 0802121705
General Note: Originally published in Czech as two volumes: Moje šílené století and Moje šílené století II. Prague : Academia, 2009-2010. Prague.
Abridged from the original Czech edition.
Contents: Prologue -- Part I -- Part II -- Epilogue -- Ideological Murderers -- Utopias -- The Victors and the Defeated -- The Party -- Revolution -- Terror and Fear -- Abused Youth -- The Necessity of Faith -- Dictators and Dictatorship -- The Betrayal of the Intellectuals -- On Propaganda -- Dogmatists and Fanatics -- Weary Dictators and Rebels -- Dreams and Reality -- Life in Subjugation -- Occupation, Collaboration, and Intellectual Riffraff -- Self-Criticism -- (Secret Police) -- The Elite.
Summary: Czech writer Ivan Klima masterfully recounts, first, what it was like for him as a Jewish child confronting with his family the inhumanities of the Theresienstadt concentration camp situated at the edge of their hometown, Prague. Then, more fully, he painstakingly recalls what it was like for him and his countrymen after the Nazi thugs were driven out by the Soviet Army and replaced for four decades by the Communist thugs. Includes an appendix of essays on topics ranging from social history and political thinking to love and liberty.
Authors: Cravens, Craig Stephen, 1965- (Added Author).


Klíma, Ivan. "My crazy century." New York : Grove Press, 2013.

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