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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.

„Po pravdě řečeno, nejen Američané a jiní cizinci mne považují za jakéhosi pohádkového prince nebo aspoň hlavní postavu pohádkové story, ale cosi naprosto neuvěřitelného na svém osudu si čas od času uvědomuji i já. A trochu přestávám svůj osud chápat, ba připadám si jako takový menší omyl dějin.“

Václav Havel:
Zápis z 22. dubna 2005, Prosím stručně, 2006

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