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Patricia Hampl’s Prague

It’s officially the middle of the week! Help combat the mid-week lull with more writing from one of our esteemed faculty members, Patricia Hampl!

Our director, Richard Katrovas, briefly describes Hampl’s deep connection to our program:

Patricia Hampl’s involvement with the Prague Summer Program began in the mid-90s. I’d read her beautiful and wise A Romantic Education and felt an immediate kinship. Besides being one of the most eloquent voices of a generation (and being affirmed as such by a big box of awards, not the least of which was a McArthur “genius” Grant), she has been a transcendent presence in the Prague Summer Program classrooms, lecture halls, and reading venues. Patricia’s connection to, her deep understanding of Prague’s history, and how that often-woeful story has created a people unique in European, indeed world history, has been a boon to the PSP community.

This thoughtful and transformative reflection of Prague and its history originally appeared in The Daily Beast.

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