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در انتظار تاریکی ، در انتظار روشنایی Ivan Klíma

در انتظار تاریکی ، در انتظار روشنایی

Ivan Klíma

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Ivan Klima was in the United States when Russian tanks entered Prague in 1968 but, against the advice of friends, he returned home. He became a dissident, writing books (never published) that were invariably inspired by Czechoslovakias repressiveMoreIvan Klima was in the United States when Russian tanks entered Prague in 1968 but, against the advice of friends, he returned home. He became a dissident, writing books (never published) that were invariably inspired by Czechoslovakias repressive regime. But what happens to a rebel artist when there is nothing left to rebel against? This question informs Klimas powerful novel, Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light, which describes life before, during, and after the Velvet Revolution of 1989. It is the story of Pavel, a middle-aged television cameraman working uneasily within the boundaries set by the regime, who dreams of one day making a film—a searing portrait of his times—that the authorities will never allow. But after the collapse of communism, Pavel finds he is unprepared for this new world of unlimited freedoms. He never quite gets around to making that film- his time is taken up instead with lucrative small jobs—a TV spot, a commercial, a porn film. This is a masterful novel that focuses on the most pressing issue confronting the individual in the former Soviet bloc countries today: how to live ones life when one is truly free.