The Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain

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Wall: Growing Up behind the Iron Curtain
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by Peter Sís (Farrar/Frances Foster)
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In his deeply felt memoir, set in mid-20th century Prague, Sís contrasts the constrictive walls of the communist state with his personal quest for artistic freedom.  Black and white drawings accentuated with sharp punches of red are brightened with splashes of color as hope gradually takes hold.  Sís takes us from his childhood, when fear, suspicion and lies permeated everyday life, to the "Prague Spring" of 1968 and beyond, a time when "everything seemed possible."

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