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Ivan Klima

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Ivan Klima was born in 1931 in Prague. He was the editor of the journal of the Czech Writer’s Union during the Prague Spring.

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Judge On Trial

Written by Ivan Klima


Format: Trade Paperback, 556 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 26, 1994
Price: $21.00

An epic novel about those who stayed in Prague after 1968. When middle-aged judge Adam Kindl is asked not only to try a double murder case but is also expected to find the accused guilty, it is his own shattered faith in the political system that is put on trial.

“A great... Read more >

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Love and Garbage

Written by Ivan Klima


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1993
Price: $15.00

Love and Garbage is set in Prague years before the Velvet Revolution and explores themes of conscience and betrayal that cut to the bone of life in both totalitarian and democratic societies. The writer-hero of this shrewd and poignant novel has responded to state suppression by becoming a street-sweeper. From his... Read more >
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