Alexandr Kliment

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Alexandr Kliment (January 30, 1929 – March 22, 2017) was a Czech writer, poet and playwright. He was a signatory of Charter 77 in 1977.[1]

In 1967, Kliment participated in a congress of the writers' union, which included Václav Havel, Ivan Klíma, Ludvík Vaculík, and photographer Oldřich Škácha.[2] The writers' congress, which took place during a period of liberalism in Czechoslovakia, is considered to be a predecessor of the Prague Spring in 1968.[2] He later joined with Havel and other Czechoslovak dissidents to sign the Charter 77.[1]

Kliment died on March 21, 2017, at the age of 88.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Zemřel spisovatel a publicista Alexandr Kliment, signatář Charty 77". Mladá fronta DNES. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ a b Willoughby, Ian (2010-12-08). "Oldřich Škácha – photographer of Havel and others". Radio Prague. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  3. ^ "Zemřel spisovatel a publicista Alexandr Kliment, signatář Charty". Novinky.cz. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2017-04-18.