Three Reasons to Read Karel Capek’s Work (Tři Důvody ke Čtení Děl Karla Čapka)

18 01 2009

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K. Capek

Karel Capek (1890 – 1935) was a Czech writer, political thinker, and philosopher that was known around the world. You have probably heard about him as an “inventor” of the word “Robot.” He was not only known for his resistance against the Nazis but also the Communists and always promoted a free and democratic Czechoslovakia. His work and pure democratic beliefs are just two of many reasons to read his great books that have been translated into many other languages. You may also find another reason to read his books – it has been 70 years since his death and anybody is able to freely publish his books, making them even more available to the world.

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Harry Potter Books Lead to Future Help for Czech Children (Knihy o Harrym Potterovi Prinasi Budouci Pomoc Ceskym Detem)

3 12 2008

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 How many times have you heard the name Harry Potter? Probably many times, because the books about Harry Potter, by J.K.Rowling, are successfully marketed throughout the world, including the Czech Republic. This Thursday, however, a new book is to be released by the same author named “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” and Czech versions will be published by Albatros. What does this book has in common with Czech children? All of Rowling’s royalty and net profits from publishers and retailers will be devoted to the organization named The Children’s High Level Group (CHLG), which helps children in Romania, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and the Czech Republic.

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Looking for Czech and Slovak Books? (Hledate Ceske a Slovenske Knihy?)

8 10 2008

Clanek v CESTINE dole.

It is hard to live abroad and speak a second language. We do speak English at home but sometimes we just miss watching Czech and Slovak movies or reading books and periodicals that our family members bring over during their visits. We were also very happy when we found out that we could also find some very priceless pieces of Czechoslovak history right here in the United States.


One of the places where you can find Czech and Slovak publications is The University of Chicago Library. Their Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) consist of several thousands of books, brochures, almanacs, periodicals, and personal papers of Czechs and Slovaks, who have lived outside of Czechoslovakia for a while. Most of them were published in North America in the past 150 years. Their collection, however, also includes titles originating in Western Europe, Australia, or South America.

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