Art and culture

Praga. Capitale segreta d’Europa

Franco Cardini wanted to dedicate his last work to Prague and the magic that this city has always had on writers from around the world. “The magical capital of old Europe is an extraordinary journey through time and space: it’s the city of the...

Gene Deitch, the King of two worlds

Gene Deitch, among the most important animators of all time, has died at the age of 95 in Prague, where he lived since 1959 They labeled him a madman; he preferred to describe himself as “the only free American to work in Prague for...

Saro Consentino in Prague between experimentation and a nomadic life

Meeting with the eclectic Italian composer and singer who has been living in the Bohemian city for several years What do the “Trains of Tozeur”, interpreted by Alice and Franco Battiato, have in common with the “machine of love and death” staged in 1987...

Poesie/Básně

Printed by the H&H publishing house, and translated by Alice Flemrová and Tomáš Matras, the book “Poesie / Básně” by Pier Paolo Pasolini is a brand-new release, a collection of selected poems by the great Italian poet, writer, director and screenwriter who died in...

Gli orologi di Praga

Paolo Ganz is a Venetian writer, musician and traveler who dedicated his book to Prague. Armed with a quill and a journal, he describes the city to us as he sees it, balanced on a line between past and present. To understand Prague, you...

Le iniziate di Praga

In the mid-1970s, Eastern Europe is immersed in the gloomy climate of normalization after the turmoil of 1968. Czechoslovakia, secular and cultured, seems to be shrouded in immobility with no way out. In reality, the society is filled with the tremors of dissidence against...

Journey into the depths of the robot’s soul

From 26 September to 31 August 2021 The Memorial to Karel Čapek in the municipality of Stará Huť, in Central Bohemia, dedicates an exhibition to the centenary of the play R.U.R., a work of Čapek himself, in which the word robot appeared for the first time....

La fine dei vecchi tempi

Edited and translated by the Bohemian Giuseppe Dierna, one of the books considered among the most original and fun of the twentieth century comes out for the first time in Italian. “The end of the old days” is a novel set in the newly...

Milan Kundera, une vie d’écrivain

In this publication, the journalist Jean-Dominique Brierre, through the study of writings, interviews, testimonials and unpublished documents, reveals little known aspects of the life and personality of the Czech writer Milan Kundera. Born in 1929, Kundera started out his career as a musician, but...

Kundera vs Havel fifty years later

A passionate controversy on the ‘68 Praguian events between two masters of Czech history “It was a life that truly resembled to a work of art”. This is the posthumous eulogy dedicated by Milan Kundera to the only Czech who reached the same heights...