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Naši němečtí krajané. Pražská německá literatura a její česká recepce

Title in English Our German compatriots. Prague German Literature and its Czech Reception


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Přednášky a besedy z LI. ročníku Letní školy slovanských (bohemistických) studií
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords literary canon; Czech-German relations in literature; territorial concept of Prague literature; literary memories; Franz Kafka; Max Brod
Description Prague of 1917 and 1918 saw some appalling insinuations levelled at Prague-based German-language authors by Czechs. Subsequently, the stabilization of the new state has brought a certain easing of the attitudes, especially towards those, who promoted Czech literature in German-speaking countries. After 1945, the reception of Prague's German authors has changed again, first in relation to the taboo status of German cultural heritage in the post-war society and second in relation to the death or departure of its Jewish mediators.

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