Ladislav Mňačko's Study Room Provided by Goout

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Little Villa PNP Pelléova 20/70, Praha 6 – Bubeneč

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The permanent exhibition that shows the publicist, prose writer, poet and dramatist Ladislav Mňačko’s study and library (1919-1994). The room in Little Villa is virtually identical to that in his flat in Prague. Mňačko is one of the few Slovak writers of the 1950s and 1960s whose works were translated into English. His most famous work is autobiographical novel Death Is Called Engelchen. He also took part in the partisan movement in Slovakia during World War II. After the war, he was at first a staunch supporter of the Czechoslovak Communist regime and one of its most prominent journalists. However, being disillusioned, he became the regime’s vocal critic, for which he was persecuted and censored. In the autumn of 1967 he went to Israel as a protest against the Czechoslovak stance during the Six-Day War, but returned to Czechoslovakia soon afterwards. He suddenly died in 1994 due to cardiac weakness.

The exhibition is opened on working days by _prior arrangements.