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Vnitrozemí a pohraničí českého literárního samizdatu
Czech literary samizdat inland and at the border

Conceptual study inter alia

Author(s): Michal Přibáň
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Czech Literature
Published by: Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Czech literature since 1945; samizdat; alternative culture; terminology

Summary/Abstract: This study comprises two chapters. The first deals with the issue of specialist terminology used in connection with alternative literary culture between 1948 and 1989. The introduction of the term samizdat was preceded by numerous discussions recorded primarily in 1980s typescript periodicals, which the author of this study describes and interprets. The second indicates the boundary of the term samizdat used in research into Communist-period independent literature in its broader conception. It deals with the issues surrounding relations between the author’s manuscript and its samizdat publication, the boundaries between samizdat and semi-legal printed documents in what was known as the grey zone, production technology, the readership range of samizdat literature and the like. The conclusion proposes a conceptual and objective typology of the ways in which samizdat literature publication was organized in the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Issue Year: 64/2016
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 822-847
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Czech