»Válka je holka moje«. The soldier in songs by Karel Kryl Cover Image

»Válka je holka moje«. Żołnierz w pieśniach Karela Kryla
»Válka je holka moje«. The soldier in songs by Karel Kryl

Author(s): Kamil Dźwinel
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Czech Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Czech literature;bard;songs;Karel Kryl

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a thread related to the artist’s frequent use of the subjective point of view of a wandering through the world soldier – recurrent in the songs by Karel Kryl – a Moravian bard, “troubadour of the Prague Spring”. Life on an exile, constant separation, longing and also uncertainty of what was left behind and what is yet to come – are in Kryl’s way a framework of existential issues shaping his songs. The article’s aim is also to point other theme dominants of songwriter’s creation, which allow him to articulate a full range of feelings – in its complicated multidimensionality, still with a clear presence of emptiness, loneliness, homelessness.

  • Issue Year: XVI/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 65-80
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish