An evening at the Prager Literaturhaus brought together Urzidil scholars and ordinary readers and also mark the publication of a new Urzidil collection, called »HinterNational – Johannes Urzidil«

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An evening at the Prager Literaturhaus brought together Urzidil scholars and ordinary readers and also mark the publication of a new Urzidil collection, called »HinterNational – Johannes Urzidil«
Radio Prague • 25.11.2010

Radio Prague • 25.11.2010

This November marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Johannes Urzidil, the Prague-born writer, poet, historian and journalist. Urzidil was a member of the so-called Prague Circle, a group of mostly Jewish German-speaking authors who met regularly in the city’s cafes in the early part years of the 20th century. While not as well known obviously as his friend and fellow author Franz Kafka, Urzidil has a firm following, and some of them gathered in Prague recently to remember his life and work. An evening dedicated to Johannes Urzidil at the Prager Literaturhaus, whose mission is to promote and preserve Prague’s German literary heritage. The evening brought together Urzidil scholars and ordinary readers to remember the author and also mark the publication of a new Urzidil collection, called HinterNational – Johannes Urzidil. […]

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