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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 view of Central Europe's metamorphosis, and how that perspective redirected his journey through midlife. ...
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Overview

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 view of Central Europe's metamorphosis, and how that perspective redirected his journey through midlife.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887484056
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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RICHARD KATROVAS is the author of six volumes of poetry, a book of short stories, a novel, and a memoir. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared widely in leading magazines, journals, and anthologies. Retired from the University of New Orleans after twenty years, he is now Professor of English at Western Michigan University where he is the founding director of the Prague Summer Program. He is married to Dominika Winterova, and they have two daughters, Ema and Annie. The Katrovas / Winterova family keeps residences in Prague, Czech Republic and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

1989
The Bridge of Intellectuals
"Socialism with a Human Face"
After Frank Zappa's Visit to the Castle
St. Vitus
Weekend
The Book of Complaints

AN UNTETHERING
Rehab
The Dog
The Car, the House
Saint Roch
Second Marriage

TUCKED
Love Poem for an Enemy
The Boxers Embrace
When Someday the President-Elect of the United States Requests That I Compose and Recite a Poem for Her Inauguration, I Shall Stand at the Podium and Speak the Following:
Elegy for Robert L. Jones
On the Day After Allen Ginsberg's Death Someone Thinks of Me
The Comfort Inn

WIND IN THE CHIMNEY
The Letters
Meluzina
Elegy for Miroslav Holub
In Memory of Miroslav Prochazka, Scholar of Czech Literature
Libuse
Germans in the Pool
An American Lawyer in Olomouc
Tick
Prague Winter

FEUILLETONS
The Art of Teaching
The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
My Best Lesbian Friend
Movie Critics
Pariah
The Art of Revenge
If I Were a Jew
The Gossip
The Cumulative Weight of Despair
Rich People Slumming in Academe
As When Someone with Long Beautiful Hair Turns Around
George W. Bush Was Very Nice to Me
Each Customer in an Odious Task
In America They Would Get Shot
The Slovaks
Ordinary Czechs Singing on TV
There's No Tragic Weather Here
The Liberal Arts
The Super Rich Are an Oppressed Minority
Two Fellows Only a Little Swarthier Than I
A Brief History of Your Conception

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