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Kischova doktrína

Title in English Kisch’s doctrine


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Słowianoznawcze
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Elektronická verze sborníku
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords investigative reporting; novel; Egon Erwin Kisch; journal „Čin“; psychological novel; journalism
Description The subject of this study is an article of Egon Erwin Kisch “Novel? No. A reportage” published in the weekly magazine Čin (1929), in which the author denies a future to novels as a literary genre and predicts its replacement by reportage. Many answers of Czech writers to Kisch provocative opinions present a unique probe of the contemporary views on the reportage and show an inadequate awareness of the genre of reportage in the Czech literary environment in the 20th century during the twenties and the thirties. It also demonstrates how difficult it was for Czech writers, especially for the older generation, to cope with the understanding of the reportage as part of high Literature.
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