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Žantovský, Michael, 1949-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1949-01-03-

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Havel: A Life / Zantovsky, Michael., 2014

 Item
Identifier: CC-60331-10003317
Scope and Contents Stored in Havel box. Pages 74 and 75 depict examples of Havel's typed political slogans.James Kirchick WSJ review: The life of Vaclav Havel had all the makings of a fairy tale. The son of a wealthy property owner dispossessed of his holdings by the Czechoslovak communist regime, Havel (1936-2011) was denied higher education on account of his bourgeois upbringing. Not to be discouraged, he found his place in Prague's mushrooming bohemian theater scene, where he made friends with long-haired poets, rebellious rock musicians and other outcasts from the country's official cultural institutions. Penning subversive plays and essays, he soon emerged as the government's most articulate and fearless critic"”a role that earned him multiple prison stints under pitiless conditions that nearly killed him. With the Iron Curtain collapsing behind him, he hesitantly stepped out onto the political stage to lead a revolution so peaceful it was called velvet. He then became president by acclamation...
Dates: 2014