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Ivan Klima's Crazy Century

Monday, November 11, 2013

Acclaimed Czech writer Ivan Klima reflects back on his life and on decades of war, totalitarianism, censorship, and the fight for democracy. Klíma’s memoir My Crazy Century begins in the 1930s on the outskirts of Prague. During WWII, most of his family survived the Terezín concentration camp, but when they returned home, their city was falling into the grip of Communism.

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Ivan Klima
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Comments [3]

jgarbuz from Queens

All "intellectuals" and writers should work in landscaping or farming for a while before they scribble their nonsense. Real work helps clear the mind.

Nov. 11 2013 01:53 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

It was the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 that led to the rise of Fascism and Nazism in the 1920s and 1930s.

Nov. 11 2013 01:49 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

I'm not clear here. Is Ivan Klima Jewish, or not? Was his mother a Jew?

Nov. 11 2013 01:35 PM

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