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Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klima
Book DescriptionA New York Times Notable Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light is the story of Pavel, once a promising, award-winning documentary filmmaker, forced to survive under communism by working as a cameraman for the state-run television station. Now middle-aged, he dreams of one day making a film a searing portrait of his times that the authorities would never allow. When the communist regime collapses, Pavel is unprepared for the new world of supposedly unlimited freedom, unable to make the film he has always wanted to make. Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light is a powerful, important novel about the struggle between the ideal and the temptations of freedom."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802142436
Paperback / softback
(208mm x 142mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ivan Klima
Performing Captivity, Performing Escape, Paperback (April 2014)
The concentration camp and Jewish ghetto at Terezin, or Theresienstadt, in what is now the Czech Republic, was a site of enormous suffering, fear, and death; but in the midst of this was a thriving and desperately vibrant cultural life. This book collects eleven theatrical texts written by Czech and Austrian Jews.
My Crazy Century, Paperback (April 2014)
Ivan Klima, 'a writer of enormous power and originality' (The New York Times Book Review), has penned an intimate autobiography that explores his life under Nazi and Communist regimes.
Matthew Monteith: Czech Eden, Hardback (January 2007)
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No Saints or Angels, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Ivan Klima
Telling the story of Kristyna, a 45-year-old dentist and her unruly 16-year-old daughter, "No Saints or Angels" is set in contemporary Prague. It spans three generations, taking in the World War II, Communist and post-Communist times.
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