Who is Havel?

  • (noun): Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936).
    Synonyms: Vaclav Havel

Havel

The Havel ( ) is a river in north-eastern Germany, flowing through the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony-Anhalt. It is a right tributary of the Elbe river and 325 km (202 miles) in length. However the direct distance from its source to its mouth is only 69 km (43 miles)

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Gustav Havel
... Gustav Havel (born 27 August 1930) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from the former Czechoslovakia ... Havel began his Grand Prix career in 1961 with Jawa ...
Navigation - Plaue To Havelburg
... the River Elbe at Havelburg is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße ... Rhine and the west of Germany take the Elbe–Havel Canal at Plaue ... Whilst the lower reaches of the River Havel provide the most direct route to Hamburg and the North Sea ports, variable water levels in the River Elbe affect those in the lower River Havel, and together these can ...

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    The role of the writer is not simply to arrange Being according to his own lights; he must also serve as a medium to Being and remain open to its often unfathomable dictates. This is the only way the work can transcend its creator and radiate its meaning further than the author himself can see or perceive.
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