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Kontury máchovského mýtu
Contours of Mácha´s myth

Author(s): Veronika Faktorová
Subject(s): Poetry
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Mácha; cultural canon; mythological interpretation; patriotic culture; art inspirations

Summary/Abstract: In 2010, Czech culture celebrates the 200-year anniversary of the birth of Karel Hynek Mácha, the Czech romantic poet. The early reactions to Mácha´s works were for the most part rejections: national culture did not want to admit themes that would not serve the immediate goal of developing Czech patriotic culture. In despite of this, from the 1860´s, Mácha´s legacy gradually advanced into the focus of Czech culture. Nevertheless, Mácha can be seen as indisputable part of the Czech cultural canon from the late nineteenth century. The ways in which Mácha became the greatest inspiration appearing in Czech literature, music, visual ATS, films or theatre were different, although they all created the mythological interpretations of poet.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 51-60
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Czech