A Strange Kind of Exile

Excerpt from an essay in the biannual literary magazine, Agni, about former-dissident Czech writer, Ivan Klima, who has had over a dozen books translated and published in English. 

"What attracted these multitudes to Bohemia--besides the easy answer of cheap living--was that Czechoslovakia, with Prague as its spiritual heart and soul, had never lost it's reputation as a literate and arts-friendly country, despite forty years of communist-induced malaise."