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End of the World


Disponibilitate: IN CURS DE PUBLICARE (se va livra din Marea Britanie in 1-4 saptamani de la data publicarii: 15/11/2020)

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9788024645278

120,99 RON
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Sometimes called the Czech Bukowski, and more widely known by the epithet “Magor” (which translates roughly to “fool” or “madman”), Ivan Jirous was one of the most significant figures in the Czechoslovak cultural underground of the 1960s through the '80s.  Although trained as an art historian and famed for his poetry, Jirous was convinced that it was actually rock and roll music that held the greatest potential to enact change under the repressive regime of communist Czechoslovakia. He designated himself as the artistic director of the dissident rock band The Plastic People of the Universe, legendary for psychedelic music that was heavily influenced by nonconformist Western acts like Frank Zappa and The Velvet Underground. Alongside other figures from the musical underground, Jirous was arrested in 1976—the second of five prison sentences he would serve for his dissent—which helped bring about the landmark civil rights initiative known as Charter 77. In the wake of 1989’s Velvet Revolution, Váсlav Havel—the first president of the Czech Republic—was to say that Jirous and his unwavering commitment to liberation played “no small part” in casting off the yoke of Soviet oppression.

End of the World is the first major collection in English of the works of this legendary Czech “madman.” Although nicknamed for his aggressive and rebellious behavior, Jirous’s writing reveal a refined, sophisticated, and even tender sensibility. Translated in part by Paul Wilson, an original member of the Plastic People, the book gathers his poems and letters from prison, as well as his book-length prose work, The True Story of the Plastic People, alongside critical essays on Jirous’s life and work. End of the World is an ideal introduction to the raucous writer who playwright Tom Stoppard referred to as one of the most interesting personalities in modern Czech history.
 

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Autor Jirous, Ivan M.
Editura Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
Dimensiuni 8 x 6
Data Publicarii 15/11/2020
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 400
Descriere RO Uneori numit ceh Bukowski si mai cunoscut pe larg prin epitetul „Magor” (care se traduce aproximativ prin „prost” sau „nebun”), Ivan Jirous a fost una dintre cele mai semnificative figuri din undergroundul cultural cehoslovac din anii 1960 pana in anii ' Anii '80. Desi a fost instruit ca istoric de arta si renumit pentru poezia sa, Jirous era convins ca muzica rock and roll era cea care detinea cel mai mare potential de a adopta schimbari sub regimul represiv al Cehoslovaciei comuniste.
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Uneori numit ceh Bukowski si mai cunoscut pe larg prin epitetul „Magor” (care se traduce aproximativ prin „prost” sau „nebun”), Ivan Jirous a fost una dintre cele mai semnificative figuri din undergroundul cultural cehoslovac din anii 1960 pana in anii ' Anii '80. Desi a fost instruit ca istoric de arta si renumit pentru poezia sa, Jirous era convins ca muzica rock and roll era cea care detinea cel mai mare potential de a adopta schimbari sub regimul represiv al Cehoslovaciei comuniste.
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