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Talks in English -- Paul Wilson and Václav Havel (15. 5. 2014)

The second in a short series of talks in English with colleagues and friends of Václav Havel. Paul Wilson is a freelance journalist, magazine editor, radio producer and translator of Czech literature. He spent ten years in Czechoslovakia (1967--1977) and he was eventually expelled by the Communist government for his association with the dissident movement. In addition to translating many plays, essays, books, and speeches by Václav Havel, he has published many articles on Havel's work as a dissident and politician. Some of them have been published, In Czech, in his recent book, Bohemian Rhapsodies (Torst). Chaired by writer and journalist David Vaughan.

„A jsme zase u toho: čecháčkovství. Starej se sám o sebe, nepleť se do cizích věcí, přikrč se a přihrb – jsme obklopeni horami, ty světové vichry se nám přeženou nad hlavami, a pak si budeme dál vrtat na svém dvorečku. Co moudrých statí či celých knih bylo o tomhle našem domácím sobectví napsáno!“

Václav Havel:
Zápis z 26. dubna 2005, Prosím stručně, 2006