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Jean Echenoz (non) lu depuis la République tcheque

Title in English Jean Echenoz (un)read from the Czech Republic


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Romanesques
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Jean Echenoz; Literary Reception; Contemporary French Novel; Postmodernism
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Description The novels of Jean Echenoz have been rather poorly received in the Czech Republic. The postmodern practices that can be detected in his work require his readers to understand genre and historical references to French literature from the twentieth century that they are probably lacking. Jean Echenoz's fictional biographies would be more likely to seduce these readers, but the one about the runner Emil Zatopek adds complication to the literary misunderstanding about an attack on a national legend.
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