The Liberating Beauty of Little Things: Decision, Adversity & Reckoning in a Refugee's Journey from Prague to Cambridge

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This book is the story of an academic’s escape from Czechoslovakia to England at the height of the Cold War. A poignant and timely reminder of the hardships and life without basic freedoms endured under Communism, the work is also a documentary of the politics, sociology, and history of those turbulent years in Europe as they influenced and restrained the life of academics under the yoke of Communism. This book stands as a reminder to a younger generation is already beginning to forget what made it imperative for...

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Overview

This book is the story of an academic’s escape from Czechoslovakia to England at the height of the Cold War. A poignant and timely reminder of the hardships and life without basic freedoms endured under Communism, the work is also a documentary of the politics, sociology, and history of those turbulent years in Europe as they influenced and restrained the life of academics under the yoke of Communism. This book stands as a reminder to a younger generation is already beginning to forget what made it imperative for so many individuals to leave their homes in Central Europe, in order to gain freedom and to demonstrate to the communist authorities, the families and friends they left behind and their new hosts, just how important their escape to liberty was.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781898595342
  • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Pages: 102

Meet the Author

Bohuslava Bradbrook is the author of Karel Capek: In Pursuit of Truth, Tolerance and Trust, as well as numerous articles and reviews on Czech literature in scholarly journals, symposia, and the Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century.

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