'New' Fiction from 'Old' Czechoslovakia
Tuesday 8th May 18:30 - 20:00 at London - Gower Street
2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I and, with it, the foundation of many small states in Central and Eastern Europe.
The eightieth anniversary of the Munich Agreement (1938), the fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring and the Soviet Invasion (1968) and the unmarked silver jubilee of the 'Velvet Divorce' when Czechoslovakia split into the 'new' Czech Republic and Slovakia (1993) form major parts in the narrative of three books translated by David Short and published as The Short Czechoslovak Trilogy.
Tonight, the panel will discuss how three modern authors use humour and first-person narrative to both critique historical events and challenge the future.
£8 tickets (£6 student) are available via Eventbrite (below) and in store.
Dr Tim Beasley-Murray teaches European Thought and Culture at University College London. His research operates on the borders of literature, philosophy and political theory.
David Short is an award-winning translator of Czech and Slovak fiction into English. His translations include the works of Hrabal, Havel, Gal and Hasek.
Richard is a Slovak doctor working in London. Gaudeamus is his first novel.
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