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18:15 - 20:00 10 January 2013

The Prague Circle


G23 (reception), G22 (lecture) | Pearson Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Leon Yudkin, Writer and author

The Prague Circle was a unique phenomenon, arising from the mix of cultures, German, Czech and Jewish, at the end of the 19th. century. A small group of writers in Bohemia put out a brilliant array of works in German and formed the backbone of a special kind of Modernism. Writers such as Kafka, Brod, Werfel, Rilke, Meyrink, Perutz and others, constituted a minority within a minority, on the threshold of languages and cultures. The new Judaic philosophy of Buber was also created in Prague, and penetrated the atmosphere, leading to significant opposition.

Reception followed by lecture.


Sara BenIsaac
020 7679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


UCL Institute of Jewish Studies

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