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The Times They Are Changing - It could be even worse

The Times They Are Changing - It could be even worse
Title:The Times They Are Changing - It could be even worse
Author:Zsolt Staník

Ilustrations and cover:Zdeněk Netopil
Editor:Susan Cohen-Unger
Graphical layout and typeset:Veronika Jelenová
Publisher:Zsolt Staník, Prague
Language:English
First published:2008
ISBN:978-80-904045-1-9
112 pages (printed edition)

Price99 CZK
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About the book

Richard Voska, one of millions of Czech people who are wonderfully free today, looks back at the monstrosity and notoriety of the totalitarian regime in which he spent almost 50 years of his life in the former Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

He describes events in his own life and experiences of his friends — childhood, school years, military service, job and encounters with political power.

The collection includes two which are totally different from the others. You never know who is watching is the tragicomic story of a psychologically deranged old age pensioner who lives in an old people’s home and I am just a little fly in which ZS presents the life course of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly through the eyes of one little male and one tiny female and describes the parallels between their behavior and that of human beings.

The absurdity of those years — tragic and farcical situations — are revealed to the reader. All Richard can do today is to dismiss the tragic, remember the comic and be satisfied that, even under the threat of total domination and injustice, his life was not wasted. And so be it. The kind reader is invited to share his memoires.