Art and culture

Eastern Europe in 1968: responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion

Eastern Europe in 1968: responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion A new collection of thirteen essays has been published. It analyses the situation and the reactions in Eastern Europe following the Prague Spring and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, in 1968, by...

Tycho Brahe, astronomer and alchemist at the court of Rudolf II

The Prague stay of the scientist, between astronomy studies and astrological consultations that earned him the nickname of “evil spirit of the emperor” Under the reign of Emperor Rudolf II, who ruled from 1576 to 1612, Prague had become one of the most important...

Alfons Mucha

Alfons Mucha “Alfons Mucha – The Artist and his Time”, is the first Italian translation of the bibliography of the great world-famous Czech artist. The first edition of the book entitled “Can can with the halo”, was published in 1969 by the writer Jiří...

The Prague Springs

The Prague Springs Riccardo Burgazzi is a young Milanese publisher and author who lived for a period in Prague where he received a PhD in Medieval Latin Philology from the Charles University. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Prague Spring, his...

La Cecoslovacchia al tempo del socialismo reale

La Cecoslovacchia al tempo del socialismo reale The essay “Czechoslovakia at the time of real socialism. Regime, dissent, exile”, written by Francesco Caccamo, associate professor of Eastern European History at the University of Chieti-Pescara, is a collection of studies, which through a range of...

L’eredità delle dee

L’eredità delle dee The novel by the Czech writer Kateřina Tučková, translated in English as “The Žítková Goddesses“, has been published in an Italian translation. It is a story set in the Carpathian Mountains, in the community of Žítková, where a lineage of gifted...

Forman, goodbye to the eternal rebel

The anti-authoritarian director has passed away at the age of 86, a filmmaker capable of successfully exporting the Czech Nová Vlna themes to Hollywood Miloš Forman left us on a particularly unfortunate Friday the 13th, in April. A two-time winner of the Best Director...

Pier Paolo Pasolini a jeho filmy

Pier Paolo Pasolini a jeho filmy “Pier Paolo Pasolini a jeho filmy” is the first significant monograph in Czech on the cinematographic production, and much more, from the great Italian intellectual. Translated by Václav Žák from the English version A certain realism by Maurizio...

Io sono una stella

Io sono una stella The new Italian edition of the book by Inge Auerbacher “I am a star” (“Io sono una stella”, edited by Matteo Corradini), has been published and enriched by a dialogue with the author. The autobiographic story tells about Inge, very...

Prague 1848-1918

Until 24 February 2019 Prague 1848-1918 “Praha 1848-1918” is the title of an exhibition, inaugurated at the Muzeum hlavního města Prahy, and dedicated to the capital city in the seventy years separating two key events in its history: the “Pentecost Uprising” of 1848 and...