Peter Majer (essay date 1994)
SOURCE: "Time, Identity and Being: The World of Václav Havel," in Twentieth-Century European Drama, edited by Brian Docherty, St. Martin's Press, 1994, pp. 172-82.
[In the following essay, Majer examines the influence of totalitarian oppression and imprisonment on Havel's existentialist concept of time, individual identity, and the possibility of meaning in his dramatic works.]
In his first speech to the Federal Assembly in Prague (25 January 1990), playwright Václav Havel, in his new role as President of the...
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