Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Talk: Underground Wars: The Secret Life vs. The Secret Police by Paul Wilson

Thu, April 29, 2010 | University Teaching Center, UTC 4.112 21st and University

3:30 PM

The Chair of Czech Studies and The Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies present a lecture:

Underground Wars: The Secret Life 
vs. The Secret Police

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is a freelance journalist, editor, radio producer and translator of Czech literature. Born in Ontario, he spent ten years in Czechoslovakia (1967-1977) where he was eventually expelled by the Communist government for his association with the dissident movement, particularly for his involvement with the underground music scene as a member of the legendary rock band The Plastic People of the Universe. He is currently working on several writing and translating projects, including a book on his ten years in Czechoslovakia. He has translated the work of numerous Czech writers, including many of Václav Havel’s plays, and his translation of Havel’s most recent memoir,To the Castle and Back, was published in 2007.

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