In this excerpt from Czech writer Radka Denemarková’s novel “A Contribution to the History of Joy”, we join a policeman as he investigates the scene of the death of a wealthy businessman in Prague. The facts suggest a suicide, but not all is as it seems...
Radka Denemarková talks about feminism, exclusion, and the role of women in her novels “A Contribution to the History of Joy” and “Kobold”.
Some Polish films make you lose the will to live, whereas other Czech films help you embrace life anew. These two neighbours couldn’t be any more different.
Czech writer Jáchym Topol talks about growing up around Shakespeare, the difference between Czechs and Poles, and the follies of chasing the West.
The Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof’s holoptropic breathwork technique enables people to experience altered states of consciousness, simply through taking a series of quick, deep breaths.