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Prague's Velvet Revolution changed Richard Katrovas's life and values profoundly, and Prague Winter reflects those changes. Katrovas bears witness to the remarkable transformation of one of the world's great cities, laying bare his life not in the spirit of confession so much as in solidarity with all who dare to change. Prague Winter chronicles and signs one American's vi ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press (first published April 2004)
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Somewhere in Prague a girl is scribbling on
a pad, or daydreaming out a window.
She will, perhaps, someday embody all
her generation feels about itself.
Perhaps she'll suffer for her art, and just
as likely she'll exult, as Kafka did,
in how, in art, the selfish making of it,
all our sorrows blossom into grotesque joy.
She is not diminished by your death.
She will be the monster your life's work feeds.
-"In Memory of Miroslav Prochazka, Scholar of Czech Literature"

My darling, my tiny Bohemian, someday we
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