Good-Bye Samizdat

Trade Paper – $29.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1035-9

Trade Cloth – $49.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1010-6
Publication Date
December 1992
Page Count
309 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4

Good-Bye Samizdat

Twenty Years of Czechoslovak Underground Writing
Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz

Good-bye, Samizdat offers the first collection of the best of Czechoslovakia's samizdat, underground texts from the era 1948 through 1990. Divided into three sections, the volume includes fiction, cultural and political works, and philosophical essays. The writings reflect the thought of some of Czechoslovakia's best-known minds--Klima, Vaculik, and Havel--as well as others yet unknown in the West. Taken together, they capture the artistic and intellectual mood of a country situated at a focal point between East and West at a fascinating point in history.

About the Author

Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz is professor of Germanic languages at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The Silenced Theater: Czech Playwrights without a Stage and the editor of Drama Contemporary: Czechoslovakia.