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Maxim Butchenko: Artist of War

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: March 9, 2017, 19:00 – 21:00

Presentation of Maxim Butchenko’s book Artist of War with a discussion on contemporary Ukrainian literature and reflections on the conflict in the Donbass.

Maxim Butchenko’s novel is the partly autobiographical story of two brothers. One fights with the Donbass separatists organised by pro-Russian forces. The other lives in Europe and supports Ukrainian independence. Maxim Butchenko will explain the background to the book, translator Magda Bělková will read excerpts and Martin Laryš and Alexej Sevruk will discuss contemporary Ukrainian literature.

Organised by the Václav Havel Library and the Volvox Globator publishing house in cooperation with People in Need.

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Diary entry for 26 April 2005, To the Castle and Back

„When such events happen, there is inevitably a call for the further homogenization of society,; we get rid of the Jews, then Germans, the bourgeoisie, then dissidents, then Slovaks – and who will be next in line? The Roma? Homosexuals? All foreigners? And who will be left? Pure-blooded little Czechs in their own little garden. It’s not just that such a position or, ultimately, such a policy is immoral, it’s also suicidal.“

Václav Havel:
Diary entry for 26 April 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

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