Tschechische Literatur und Politik im 20. Jahrhundert

Andreas Wild
2013 unpublished
In my thesis I would like to discuss the Czech literature and politics, their mutual interaction and the historic environment. In an eventful 20th century, by the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the successful model of the First Democratic Republic of Czechoslovakia until 1938, the period of communism after 1945 and the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the division of Czechoslovakia in 1993 to the country's accession to the European Union in 2004 there are numerous historical milestones
more » ... t have been reflected in the literature. What we now call the Czech literature, has been around for eleven centuries. The claim of my work is to the effect to show a clear structure of the enormous literary material in Czech language and embed in exact definition of the phenomenon in a broader historical context; further to make a distinction between basic and detailed developments and at the same time to outline the complexity and drama of literature itself and its changes. It's more about the analysis of lively events and literary sources in a political and historical context than listing names and dates. The tension between politics and literature is based on numerous case studies and a new perspective of Czech literature and politics explored. In my thesis, I am examining this process, taking into account historical and political factors. The approach to the subject is very personal, because my mother is from the Czech Republic and I have the Austrian and Czech citizenship. The contrasting political and democratic development of the Czechoslovak Republic under President Masaryk and the turbulent post-war years are substantially reflected in the rich literary works of great Czech writers, drawing the picture of a young, developing democracy in the European and global context
doi:10.25365/thesis.28306 fatcat:eq4igqlksnadrb7qcrivrkml7u