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Milan Kundera’s alleged spy tip off

There is an interesting story in today’s Times, about one of the Czech Republics most celebrated authors, Milan Kundera. It is being claimed that he denounced a western agent by the name of Miroslav Dvoracek, causing Dvoracek to be arrested and thrown in prison for 14 years in 1950. In response the reclusive author has broken a 23 year public silence to adamantly deny the claims.

Kundera is not only famous for writing modern classics such as The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Immortality, but also for his relentless opposition to totalitarianism. He was one of the most prominent Czech dissidents and critics of the Communist regime.

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Posted by on October 14, 2008.

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