Revolver Revue is a Czech quarterly literary magazine published in Prague, Czech Republic. The magazine was an underground periodical and issued legally after the Velvet Revolution.
Revolver Revue was established in January 1985.The first issue was only fifty copies. The founders were Ivan Lamper, Jáchym Topol and Viktor Karlík.
The magazine became a literary magazine in December 1990.It is published four times a year.
A complete archive of "Revolver Revue" exists at Libri Prohibiti, a library of prohibited and banned books and samizdat in Prague.
Václav Havel was a Czech statesman, author, poet, playwright, and former dissident. Havel served as the last president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first president of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003 and was the first democratically elected president of either country after the fall of communism. As a writer of Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs.
Tomáš Halík is a Czech Roman Catholic priest, philosopher, and theologian. He is a professor of Sociology at the Charles University in Prague, pastor of the Academic Parish by St. Salvator Church in Prague, and president of the Czech Christian Academy. Since 1989, he has lectured at a number of universities and international scientific conferences in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, and Southern Africa. He was also a visiting professor at Oxford University, Cambridge University and Harvard University.
The Prague school or Prague linguistic circle is a language and literature society. It started in 1926 as a group of linguists, philologists and literary critics in Prague. Its proponents developed methods of structuralist literary analysis and a theory of the standard language and of language cultivation from 1928 to 1939. The linguistic circle was founded in the Café Derby in Prague, which is also where meetings took place during its first years.
Právo is a Czech daily newspaper published in Prague, Czech Republic.
Jáchym Topol is a Czech poet, novelist, musician and journalist who became a laureate of the Czech State Award for Literature in October 2017 for his novel Sensitive Man.
Pérák, the Spring Man, was an urban legend originating from the Czechoslovak city of Prague during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in the midst of World War II. In the decades following the war, Pérák has also been portrayed as a Czech superhero.
Vratislav Brabenec is a Czech musician and author, and a member of The Plastic People of the Universe.
Zbyněk Hejda was a Czech poet, essayist and translator.
Petr Hruška is a Czech poet, screenwriter, literary critic and academic.
Jan Rychlík was a Czech composer and music theorist. He was one of the most important exponents of the Czech New Music in the 1950s and 1960s.
Daniel Micka is a Czech writer and translator from English and French into Czech.
Vhrsti is a Czech illustrator, writer, children's book author, comics artist and scenarist, member of the unofficial new wave of Czech and Slovak comics Generation Zero and the Czech Cartoonists' Union. He lives in Pilsen in the Czech Republic.
Petr Placák, also known under pseudonym Petr Zmrzlík, is a Czech writer. During the communist regime in Czechoslovakia he published his works in samizdat. He was clarinettist in the Plastic People of the Universe since 1983 and recorded two albums with this band: Hovězí porážka (1982) and Půlnoční myš (1986). Later he worked as a journalist for many newspapers, such as Respekt and Lidové noviny. In 1989, he was attacked by members of StB. They were punished in 2014.
Pavel Zajíček is a Czech poet and musician. In 1973, he founded the experimental band DG 307 together with bassist Milan Hlavsa. The band was persecuted by the communist regime at the time, turning Zajíček into one of the prominent figures in the Czech underground scene during the 1970s. In 1980, he emigrated from Czechoslovakia and lived in Sweden, and later in the United States. After the Velvet Revolution he returned to Czechoslovakia, where he played with the restored DG 307.
Jindřich Pokorný was a Czech translator, editor and writer. He translated in French, German, Italian, Latin and Flemish.
Milan Pitlach was a Czech architect and photographer.
Zlatá Praha was a Czech illustrated literary magazine. Founded by poet Vítězslav Hálek, it was published separately from 1864 to 1865 before it was restarted again in 1884 by publisher Jan Otto, with Ferdinand Schulz, poet and editor-in-chief. It was then published from 1884 until 1929. The magazine published a lot of literary works and articles on culture and politics. It also featured many illustrative paintings, portraits and photographs, as well as monochrome reproductions of contemporary art. Acclaimed for its high quality content and graphics, many paintings and articles published there are now in the public domain.
Sára Vybíralová is a Czech writer, translator from French, and editor.
Hana Bořkovcová, née Knappová, was a Czech novelist and holocaust survivor. Born in Prague, she was deported to Terezín in 1943, and later to Auschwitz, which she and her mother survived. After the war, she got married and worked with children. Eventually, she began writing stories and novels.