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Václav Havel

Václav Havel is a Czech playwright, essayist, and politician. He was president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until that country’s dissolution in 1992, then served as president of the newly created Czech Republic until 2003. Before his rise to the presidency, Havel was imprisoned multiple times for dissident activities.

— From August 2010
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
Letters To Olga

And slowly but surely, I found myself in a very strange and wonderful state of mind: I imagined I was lying somewhere in the grass beneath a tree, doing nothing, expecting nothing, worrying about nothing, simply letting the intoxication of a hot summer day possess me.

August 2010
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