Translation: Libuše Čižmárová, Jota 2012This document-laden novel captures the tragic fates of the Czech national hockey team which fought for the world title in 1949 only for its players to be sentenced with severe punishments one year later for an alleged conspiracy. The author pays closest attention the career, private life, and prison experiences of the goalie Bohumil Modrý, who received the harshest sentence.
One of the most well-renown baroque architects, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, initiated the construction of this picturesque Smichov summer palace back in the first half of the 18th century. The building is renown, not only for its Italian-influenced baroque architecture, but also for its unique decoration, including a ceiling fresco depicting a Bacchanalia in the copula of its marble hall by the artist Vavřinec Reiner. On the ground floor are located exhibition spaces, which will be one of the stops along this year’s Literature Night.
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