(1871–1950) was a Czech anarchist
who lived in Greenwich Village
, New York
, which he declared to be "a spiritual zone of mind". He was close friends with Emma Goldman
In his youth, Havel had been imprisoned in what then was Austria-Hungary
for anarchist activities; originally pronounced "criminally insane", he was declared sane by the intervention of Krafft-Ebing
and transferred from the prison madhouse to an ordinary prison.
In 1900, Havel accompanied Goldman in a visit to Paris, France
in preparation for the September International Anti-Parliamentary Congress
Havel was the editor of several anarchist publications, including the Chicago Arbeiter Zeitung
, The Revolutionary Almanac
(1914), and Revolt
He was married to the anarchist Polly Holliday
, who with him ran a restaurant on Washington Square in Greenwich Village frequented by radicals and artists,Chalberg, John. Emma Goldman: American Individualist
. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
, 1991. ISBN 0-673-52102-8. In the late 1910s, Havel took in Berenice Abbott
as his adopted daughter.
He wrote a biography of... Read More