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Today we’d like to announce a very special talk of by fellow SVU* member, Kevin J. McNamara about his book, Dreams of a Great Small Nation. This book is a wonderful narrative about a part of history that could have been lost to the Western world, had not McNamara painstakingly collected documents, had them translated, and pieced...
We interrupt our regular programming to alert all of our Czech and Slovak friends in the New York area to try to attend Mark Slouka’s book launch for Nobody’s Son at the Powerhouse Arena on Thursday, Oct 20, 2016. Mark Slouka is a fellow member of Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences (SVU)* and we’re pleased to...
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Scientific experiments have shown that reading can not only make you smarter, it can also make you live longer. Reading anything, from fiction to literature, can stimulate your brain sells and make your mind stay young longer. Reading can also make you a happier person and reduce stress altogether. I’m sure that everyone reading this...
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The following vintage Czech cookbook illustrations are from my cookbook,  Česká Kuchařka from 1969. Yes, it has been in our family all those years. It was my grandmothers, then my mothers, mine and soon my daughters. It’s filled with over 500 delicious Czech recipes which make for some amazing dinners to please our friends and impress...
Homage to Catalonia is an account of the Spanish Civil War written by George Orwell. It follows his experiences fighting with the Party of Marxist Unity (POUM) Militia in Spain from the years 1936 to 1937. Written several months after George Orwell left Spain, Homage to Catalonia is a great account of the Spanish Civil War. Lionel...
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Illuminations is a collection of poems written by Arthur Rimbaud between the years 1873 and 1875. The majority of the poems which compose this collection were written during Rimbaud’s stay in the United Kingdom. It is a compelling read filled with vivid imagination and profound clarity. The translator, John Ashberry, writes in the preface, “What are...
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This New York Times Bestseller is filled with loads of inspiring people and stories, not to mention all things modeling. Written by TV personality and former model Nigel Barker, it was published on February 10th of 2015. This one of a kind book is an instant classic. The 256 page book features 50 models, from...
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What is the most translated novel of Czech literature? The epitome of Czech thinking? The cornerstone of Bohemian literary works? The answer is The Good Soldier Švejk (pronounced: shvayke) an unfinished satirical comedy novel by author Jaroslav Hašek. The original full Czech title of the work is Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, which literally translates...
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Before he died in Paris in July of 1971, Jim spent much time writing in a journal. This writing has come to be known as Jim Morrison’s Paris Journal. It is a notebook that some refer to as a manuscript which went on to be published in full as a part of The American Night:...