Worlds of Dissent by Jonathan Bolton
Charter 77, The Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture under Communism

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Mr. Bolton lucidly maps the opposing arguments, paying closest attention to those of ex-Communist Ludvík Vaculík...
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Worlds of Dissent analyzes the myths of Czech resistance popularized by Western journalists and historians, and replaces these heroic victory narratives with a picture of the struggle against state repression as dissidents themselves understood and lived it. Their diaries, letters, and essays convey the texture of dissent in a closed society.
 

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Jonathan Bolton is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
 
Published April 13, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 360 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Michael Weiss on Jun 07 2012

Mr. Bolton lucidly maps the opposing arguments, paying closest attention to those of ex-Communist Ludvík Vaculík...

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