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? interviewed the local party members and talked into the night with an actor 'Dr Faust' who Uses of Adversity ePUB #8608 also worked for the State Security Service He wrote about what he saw in German and the authorities protested When he tried to return to East Berlin he was Uses of Adversity Essays on M. We may sometimes grow tired in the West of the ways of the literary free market the ceaseless hype the sheer superabundance of publications and reviews but if there is one thing worse than a literary market it is the lack of a literary market The political division of culture can also distort judgment Second rate work may be lauded just because it is officially criticized first rate work ignored because it is officially lauded Yes it is wonderful to find three thousand young people turning up at a poetry reading But what uestions do they ask the poet Should we demonstrate on May 1 How should we treat someone who joins the Party What should we think about the local elections How should we live The poet wants to be a poet not a confessor political leader economist or citizens' advice bureau He has so to speak an abnormal importance And it is no surprise to find that so many of Poland's best intellectuals faced with these pressures limitations handicaps and demands have come West away from the front line for a breath long or short of so to speak European normality a notion that certainly includes New York and Chicago Yes intellectuals in Poland matter perhaps than intellectuals ever shouldUnhappy the land that has no heroes cries Galileo's angry pupil But Brecht's Galileo replies Unhappy the land that has need of heroes

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The Uses of Adversity Essays on the Fate of Central EuropeOBI #204 turned back He went to Poland and wrote a history of Solidarity It was translated into Polish and became an underground bestseller He was blacklisted at the frontier He went to Prague to attend a Charter meeting but was met instead by the secret police His reputation now seems to arrive before him. Still reading this one but I'm almost done with itNext to excellent collection of essays on written in the early 1980s by a then young and very beardy Timothy Garton Ash On the whole 'The Uses of Adversity' gives a very interesting portrait of a rather abstract concept such as 'Central Europe' as seen a few years before that turning point of a year that 1989 was Now that something called 'Eastern Poland' promotes itself on every number of The Economist looking at the eualliy vague 'Central Europe' aka Mitropa a deceased neologism I'm afraid might be worth German Polish Hungarian and Czechoslovakian politics social life cinema and literature are often intertwined here and what the British historian says does often make sense Nevertheless Mr Garton Ash is clearly on steadier ground when writing about Poland East Germany and Czechoslovakia than when looking into West Germany and HungaryIf you are looking for the odd interview with the likes of Vaclav Havel are interested to know how Polish universities or Hungarian censorship got by in the 1980s this is your stuff 'The Uses of Adversity' hosts a stellar cast including Pope Johnny P Michnik Hoenecker Walesa Mrozek Milosz Kundera and Konrad Plus there's even a cameo of the forgotten Solidarnosc minstrel Jacek KaczmarskiI couldn't ask for much