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Magnesia Litera I

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: March 8, 2017, 19:00 – 21:00

The Litera civic association presents an evening at the Václav Havel Library of readings by writers nominated in various categories in the annual Magnesia Litera book awards. Hosted by Pavel Mandys of Litera.

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A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

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