When in 1968 the Russians occupied my small country, all my books were banned, and at a stroke I was unable to earn my living legally. Numerous people wanted to help me. One day a theatre director came to see me to suggest that I write, under his name, a dramatic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Idi…
The Story of a Variation
Prague: A Disappearing Poem
'Prague, this dramatic and suffering centre of Western destiny, is gradually fading away into the mists of Eastern Europe, to which it has never really belonged.' Milan Kundera on the loss of Prague's thousand-year-culture in Prague: A Disappearing Poem.
Paris or Prague?
'May in Paris was an explosion of revolutionary lyricism. The Prague Spring was the explosion of post-revolutionary scepticism.'