My Crazy Century (Hardcover)
Grove Press, 9780802121707, 534pp.
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
About the Author
Craig Cravens (translator) has taught Czech language and culture for over 10 years; he is currently a senior lecturer at Indiana State University. He has a PhD in Slavic languages and literature from Princeton University and a BA from Amherst College in Russian Literature.
Praise For My Crazy Century…
Praise for My Crazy Century
"A very successful memoir, which could serve as a guidebook for the 20th century, especially for the younger generation." Respekt
"Klíma traces an arc from 1967 to 1989, describing the developments of the Prague Spring, the August occupation, and twenty schizophrenic years of Normalization.’ He of course pays attention not only to the so-called important events, but heads off into a very intimate sphere of personal experience." Literární Noviny
"We find in this book an unaffected testimony of tragic and absurd experiences, of injustice, wrongs, and first loves, of ever more successful artistic attempts, and later, of the fight against communist censors." iDnes
Praise for Ivan Klíma
"Rather than become embittered by his country’s past, Klíma has come to a truce with imperfectionthe imperfection of history and of love." San Francisco Chronicle
"A Czech genius." Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Hope, guilt, the search for true close human contactthese are the themes to which Klima has been steadfast through a difficult lifetime." The New York Times