Drawing of Václav Havel by

Clinton Corbett

Book design

A series of new translations of the work of Václav Havel. Václav Havel first came to world attention as a playwright. Events and the power of his ideas launched him into the role of dissident, political prisoner, revolutionary, and finally, the President of Czechoslovakia (and later of The Czech Republic). Yet throughout all the world-altering events that placed him in the center of history, Havel felt that his essential calling was still the same: he was a man of the theater, a writer of absurdist drama.


This series includes most of Havel’s important works, from his first play to his final work. Every book includes translations that have never before been available. Along with the supporting material — essays, photos, and more — they form a resource unavailable anywhere else.  To read about each book, click here.

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