Ivan Klíma

Ivan Klíma


Born
in Prague, Czech Republic
September 14, 1931


Ivan Klíma (born 14 September 1931, Prague, born as Ivan Kauders) is a Czech novelist and playwright. He has received the Magnesia Litera Award and the Franz Kafka Prize, among other honors.

Klíma's early childhood in Prague was happy and uneventful, but this all changed with the German invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938, after the Munich Agreement. He had been unaware that both his parents had Jewish ancestry; neither were observant Jews, but this was immaterial to the Germans.
In November 1941, first his father Vilém Klíma, and then in December, he and his mother and brother were ordered to leave for the concentration camp at Theriesenstadt (Terezín), where he was to remain until liberation by the Russian Liberation Army in May, 1945. Both
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Love and Garbage

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Waiting for the Dark, Waiti...

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My Golden Trades

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My Merry Mornings

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Judge On Trial

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My First Loves

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“به این نتیجه رسیده ام که هیچ اندیشه ای در این دنیا آنقدر خوب و خیر نیست که بتواند تلاشی تعصب آمیز برای به کرسی نشاندنِ آن اندیشه را توجیه کند. تنها امید نجات در جهانِ این دوران، تساهل و تسامح است ... این واقعیت جای بحث و فحص ندارد که هیتلر و همپالکی هایش درست مثل لنین و دار و دسته ی انقلابی اش، هیچ این نیات ویرانگرشان را پنهان نمی داشتند که می خواهند گروه های بزرگی از مردم را محدود کنند، و هیچ پنهان نمی داشتند که برای رسیدن به اهدافشان عزم جزم تعصب آلودی دارند و هیچ در قید هزینه ی آن هم نیستند. اگر بی اعتنایی، بی عملی و ضعف توجیه ناشدنیِ طرف های مقابلِ آنها نبود، حتماً می شد آنها را مهار کرد. تساهل و تسامح هرگز نباید به معنای تساهل و تسامح در برابر عدم تساهل و تسامح باشد. تحمل کردنِ آنهایی که آماده شده اند آزادی را محدود کنند یا حق زندگیِ کسان دیگر را بگیرند، حتی اگر توجیهش شریف ترین اهداف باشد، روا و جایز نیست”
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“لماذا يموت الطيبون صغاراً جداً في حين يتدبر الأوغاد أمرهم للعيش طويلاً جداً؟”
Ivan Klíma, No Saints or Angels

“To destroy is easier than to create, and that is why so many people are ready to demonstrate against what they reject. But what would they say if one asked them what they wanted instead?”
Ivan Klíma, Love and Garbage

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