Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2009

In Osteuropa 2-3/2009

From the Asylum to Europe
On the Obsession of History and the Irresistible Desire to Provoke the Controllers

Jáchym Topol

Deutsche Fassung


Czech writer Jáchym Topol thinks little about heroising dissidents – of whose ranks he was once one of the youngest. However, he vehemently struggles against disparagement of freedom. In order to understand what East Central Europe has achieved in the past 20 years, one needs only to travel to Belarus.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2009, pp. 195–204)