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3 Apr 2014

Ivan Klíma: My Crazy Century

More than a memoir, My Crazy Century explores the ways in which the epoch and its dominating totalitarian ideologies impacted the lives, character, and morality of Ivan Klíma’s generation. Including insightful essays on topics related to social history, political thinking, love, and freedom, My Crazy Century provides a profoundly rich and moving personal history of national evolution. Published by Grove Press UK on 3 April 2014.

My Crazy Century
A Memoir by Ivan Klíma
Translated from the Czech by Craig Cravens
Published by Grove Press UK 3 April 2014, trade paperback, £16.99, eBook £10.99

‘My Crazy Century is the prizewinning memoir of a writer who, deprived of freedom for much of this life, never ceased to be free in his imagination, creativity, and art. Neither Nazi nor Communist rulers could rob Ivan Klíma of his amazing ability – and fierce determination – to distill drops of truth from the sea of experience. Klíma was a witness, and participant, in the most dramatic events in twentieth century Europe. This is his story, brilliantly, wittily and poignantly told.’
Madeleine Albright

Ivan Klíma was born in Prague in 1931. He is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, No Saints or Angels; The Ultimate Intimacy; and Lovers for a Day.





3 Apr 2014


Grove Press UK

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