Obscure Slovak and Czech books seek good home

I have been ruthless of late in getting rid of things, especially books, but there are some books that took such trouble to obtain during my fieldwork that I cannot easily part with them unless I know that nobody else wants them.  As a result, I will post here a list of book titles (and pictures of the book spines, if that helps) and see if anybody out there wants them.  Please feel free to forward this to anybody who might care.  And because I want these books to find a good home, I will even pay the postage in the US or Canada and if you want me to send it across an ocean we can probably figure something out.

    Here’s the list.  Pictures below.

    • Capek: Loupeznik, RUR, Bila nemoc
    • Capek: Masaryk on thought and life
    • Capek: Spisy XX.  Hovory s T.G. Masarykem
    • Gajdos and Pasak: Vyvoj socioalno-ekologickej situace slovenskej spolocnosti
    • Gellner: Narody a nacionalismus
    • Hasek: Svejk (in Czech)
    • Havlicek Borovsky: Zivotni dilo
    • Hrabal: Tri novely
    • Janic: Roky bez domoviny
    • Jug-Kranjec: Slovenscina za tujce
    • Kusy: Eseje
    • Kusy: Na vlnach slobodnej Europy
    • Mistrik: Grammar of Contemporary Slovak
    • Pisarcikova and Michalus: Maly synonymicky slovnik
    • Prochazka: Chopin and Bohemia
    • Radvan: Stara Trnava v obrazoch
    • Samalik: Obcanska spolecnost
    • Sutaj: Obcianske politicke strany na Slovensku v rokoch 1944-1948
    • Tolstoy: Anna Kareninova (Czech)
    • Toqueville: Demokracie v Americe I and II

    Other books whose authors I did not manage to write down:

    • Anglicko-Cesky Frekvencni Slovnik
    • Berliz Czech phrasebook and dictionary
    • Biblia (in Czech)
    • Cesko-Anglicky Slovnik (2 copies)
    • Colloquial Czech
    • Croatian English: Poslovno-Upravni Rjecnik
    • Czech for English-Speaking Students
    • Das politische System in der Habsburgermonarchie
    • Dejiny hospodarstvi Ceskych zemi od pociatku industrializace do soucasnosti
    • Do you want to speak Czech and Chcete jeste lepe mluvit cesky
    • Etnokulturelle processe in Gross-stadten Mitteleuropas
    • Etnologicky rozpravy 1/1994
    • Funkcia prezidenta v ustavnych systemoch
    • Human Identity
    • Karpaty (a picture book about the Carpathian mountains)
    • Kratky slovnik slovenskeho jazyka
    • Leute in der Grossstadt
    • Maly frazeologicky slovnik
    • Mowimy po polsku
    • Narodnopisna kniznice
    • O slobode a spravedlivost
    • Otvorena spolecnost
    • Politicke elity v Ceskoslovensku 1918-1948
    • Postavenie Rusinov-Ukraincov na Slovensku 1948-1953
    • Ruzemberok in pictures
    • Slovensko-cesky a cesko slovensky slovnik: slovnik rozdilnych vyrazu
    • Slovnik slovenskeho slangu
    • Sovetska okupace Ceskoslovenska 1969-1970
    • Tisic let cesko-nemeckych vztahu
    • Trh prace a socialne dosledky. Ekonomickej reformy v Slovenskej republika
    • Issues of Slovo

    Party Personal-ism

    I didn’t think that I would need to be the one to do this, but somebody needs to do make a visual comment on what passes for party building on the Czech left.  So I guess it’s up to me and Adobe Photoshop.

    We saw this kind of love story in 2010, the two partners coming ever so close to the threshold:

    In the same election we saw also saw the similar, if more convoluted story of Jana Bobosikova, late of the Independent Democrats, then Politics 21, then presidential candidate of the Communist Party, then, in partnership with the Party of Common Sense, “Sovereignty-the Bloc of Jana Bobosikova, Party of Common Sense”, and finally “Sovereignty-The Bloc of Jana Bobosikova”

    Now it’s 2011 and time for another sequel, whose plot is nicely laid out in MF Dnes:
    Paroubek vzdal kandidaturu na Hrad. Blíží se politický přestup roku.

    But this effort needs a logo.  Once again through the power of Photoshop, I offer:

    Yes, it’s Zemovci II: Paroubkovci.  If that’s not quite clear enough,
    there is room in the logo for some helpful supplementary imagery.

    4.32% here we come!

    Getting smart

    ECPR logoThe European Consortium on Political Research has, after ten years, “re-launched its newsletter,” a fact I mention here because in addition to the fact that its editors did a particularly nice job with it, they were kind enough to give me the chance to publish a few thoughts about the organization’s amazing Joint Sessions of Workshops. Within the limits of my profession, nothing beats 5 days of conversations together with smart people who are interested in the same things.

    The full article is online here http://www.ecprnet.eu/aboutus/news/ (see page 5) but I include it below in graphic form for those who want to do a quick click and scan.