Invite to Patočka book launch at the Czech Embassy in London (9 June 2022)

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The Selected Writings of Jan Patocka, edited by Erin Plunkett and Ivan Chvatík, and translated by Alex Zucker (Bloomsbury, 2022).

The Selected Writings of Jan Patocka: Care for the Soul
Edited by Erin Plunkett and Ivan Chvatík, translated by Alex Zucker
Bloomsbury 2022

Please join the organisers for a free event celebrating the publication of the new Selected Edition of the phenomenologist and dissident Jan Patočka, published by Bloomsbury.

About this event
Doors open at 6.30 pm
You are cordially invited to attend a special launch event taking place from 6.30 pm on Thursday 9th June at the Czech Embassy in London.
The event will feature the co-editor of the book Erin Plunkett from the University of Hertfordshire and the originator of the translation project Graham Henderson, CEO of the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation.
The COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine have made the philosophical arguments of Patočka about Europe, civil society, and renewed forms of solidarity more important than ever.
The speakers will offer their thoughts on Patočka and his contemporary relevance, followed by a discussion and Q&A.
The talks will be followed by a drinks’ reception. Copies of the new book will be available for purchase at a special reduced price.

How to Book
The event will be held from 6.30 pm on Thursday 9th June 2022 at The Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
Nearest underground Notting Hill Gate. The event itself will commence promptly at 7.00pm and will last about 60 minutes.
Registration is free, and but space is limited. Register for tickets on Eventbrite:
In the meantime, you can read the foreword and introduction of the book for free at:
Or buy a copy here:

Organised by The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation in collaboration with the Czech Centre, Jan Patočka Archive and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London