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Opening the Prague Circle
A celebration of the lost world of Prague’s rich but doomed German-language literary life in an exhibition at Prague’s Literary House
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Photo - file cabinet of Prague German authors at the exhibition

Opening the Prague Circle

A celebration of the lost world of Prague’s rich but doomed German-language literary life in an exhibition at Prague’s Literary House

Read the full article at Readux

Photo - file cabinet of Prague German authors at the exhibition

Literary roundup: Zweig, Kiš, Mandelstam and Nabokov’s right hook
Mostly underappreciated, exiled and tragic writers though here and there a famous football manager reads their work and helps double sales.
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Photo - Zweig and Roth in better, actually even worse, times

Literary roundup: Zweig, Kiš, Mandelstam and Nabokov’s right hook

Mostly underappreciated, exiled and tragic writers though here and there a famous football manager reads their work and helps double sales.

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Photo - Zweig and Roth in better, actually even worse, times

Masters of the Borderland in Prague: Kafka & Schulz
Some notes and links related to the exhibition on Kafka and Bruno Schulz’s work at Prague’s Czech Centre. Go see it if you can: Schulz’s only surviving oil painting, the Brothers Quay’ Street of Crocodiles and a documentary about Schulz’s murals are both showing as well as some drawings, info (in Czech and English) and a photo exhibit of Schulz’s hometown.
A short article on literalab
Another short article on the Czech Literature Portal
Photo - Bruno Schulz/Czech Centre (A life-size cut out of this photo sits at the top of the stairs - very cool - I wanted to say hi)

Masters of the Borderland in Prague: Kafka & Schulz

Some notes and links related to the exhibition on Kafka and Bruno Schulz’s work at Prague’s Czech Centre. Go see it if you can: Schulz’s only surviving oil painting, the Brothers Quay’ Street of Crocodiles and a documentary about Schulz’s murals are both showing as well as some drawings, info (in Czech and English) and a photo exhibit of Schulz’s hometown.

A short article on literalab

Another short article on the Czech Literature Portal

Photo - Bruno Schulz/Czech Centre (A life-size cut out of this photo sits at the top of the stairs - very cool - I wanted to say hi)

Photos - The Radetsky March, Joseph Roth, Lviv even before it was Lvov when it was called Lemberg, An exhibit including Joesph Roth in Brody © Dennis Marks


In the footsteps of Joseph Roth

Broadcaster, filmmaker and writer Dennis Marks talks to literalab about his recently published book Wandering Jew: The Search for Joseph Roth, in which he follows the geographical trail of the constantly moving writer from his roots in Brody, Ukraine through other outposts of the multicultural Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Read the full interview at literalab on Czech Position

Photos - Brody’s synagogue then and now (Photo #2 © Dennis Marks)

The nine lives of Arnošt Lustig

Documentary film commemorates humor and humanity of Czech writer who lived through and documented history’s darkest days

Read the full article at Czech Position

The Golem, Gestapo and a wandering Jew at London’s Jewish Book Week
Jewish Book Week inaugurates its 60th year on February 18 in London, with a strong showing of Central and Eastern European literary events.
Joseph Roth , Daša Drndić, Ludmila Ultiskaya , Umberto Eco, The Golem and more …
Read the full article on literalab at Czech Position
“I have nothing to do with the landscape, nothing to do with the sky. Nor anything to do with the technology, with the paving stones and construction of the buildings, with the society, with the art.”
- Joseph Roth on Germany, from Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters
Photo – Joseph Roth
Excerpts from Roth’s letters at The New Yorker

The Golem, Gestapo and a wandering Jew at London’s Jewish Book Week

Jewish Book Week inaugurates its 60th year on February 18 in London, with a strong showing of Central and Eastern European literary events.

Joseph Roth , Daša Drndić, Ludmila Ultiskaya , Umberto Eco, The Golem and more …

Read the full article on literalab at Czech Position

“I have nothing to do with the landscape, nothing to do with the sky. Nor anything to do with the technology, with the paving stones and construction of the buildings, with the society, with the art.”

- Joseph Roth on Germany, from Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters

Photo – Joseph Roth

Excerpts from Roth’s letters at The New Yorker

Bruno lives
Polish writer Bruno Schulz continues to gain some of the acknowledgement he failed to obtain during his tragically shortened life
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Photo – The Encounter by Bruno Schulz, 1922

Bruno lives

Polish writer Bruno Schulz continues to gain some of the acknowledgement he failed to obtain during his tragically shortened life

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Photo – The Encounter by Bruno Schulz, 1922