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Vaclav Havel

Head of State, Playwright (5-Oct-1936 — 18-Dec-2011)


Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz. Critical Essays on Vaclav Havel. Twayne. 1999. 297pp.

John Keane. Vaclav Havel: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts. New York: Basic Books. 2000. 532pp.

Eda Kriseova. Translated by Caleb Crain. Vaclav Havel: The Authorized Biography. New York: Pharos Books. 1993. 313pp.

Rob McRae. Resistance and Revolution: Vaclav Havel's Czechoslovakia. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1997. 331pp.

James F. Pontuso. Vaclav Havel: Civic Responsibility in the Postmodern Age. Rowman & Littlefield. 2004. 175pp.

Carol Rocamora. Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel's Life in the Theatre. Smith & Kraus. 2005.

Michael Simmons. The Reluctant President: A Political Life of Vaclav Havel. London: Methuen. 1991. 229pp.

James W. Sire. Vaclav Havel: The Intellectual Conscience of International Politics: An Introduction, Appreciation and Critique. InterVarsity Press. 2001. 140pp.

Jan Vladislav (editor). Vaclav Havel or Living in Truth: Twenty-two Essays Published on the Occasion of the Award of the Erasmus Prize to Vaclav Havel. London: Faber & Faber. 1989.

Tim D. Whipple (editor). After the Velvet Revolution: Vaclav Havel and the New Leaders of Czechoslovakia Speak Out. Lanham, MD: Freedom House. 1991.


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  8. New York Times Obituary [link]

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.309)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.296)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.679)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.112)

  13. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.356-59)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.451)

  15. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.198)

  16. Reader's Encyclopedia of Eastern European Literature (p.143)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.226)

  18. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.413)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.36)

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