Awakening the (fictional) ghosts of eastern Europe

While eastern Europe’s literary landscape looks less imposing than it did under communism, gems are still being produced.

Communism’s horribleness produced great literature. Milan Kundera, Josef Škvorecký, Ivan Klíma – to take three writers from the then Czechoslovakia – fired salvo after salvo into and over the Iron Curtain, delighting readers east and west of it. 

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