Nicht jeder ist der Feind: die Deutschen und ihre Kultur in der literarischen Repräsentation bei ausgewählten tschechischen Autoren


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Title in English Not everyone is an enemy : Germans and their culture in the literary representation of selected Czech authors

FIŠER Zbyněk

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Vorstellungen vom Anderen in der tschechisch- und deutschsprachigen Literatur : Imaginationen und Interrelationen
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords nationalism; imagology; Czech Literature; paradoxical representation
Description The topic of German phenomenon in Czech literature in the 2nd half of the 20th century often worked with the motifs of war, death, physical and spiritual suffering, sacrifice, and destroyed love. The authors rarely attempted to break through the stereotypical view of the Germans as representatives of a barbaric culture. Through a series of three examples, this paper presents various ways of non-schematic digestion of German phenomenon in the translation works of Josef Hora, in the lyrical works of Egon Bondy, as well as the prose works of Jiří Kratochvil.

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