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K pozdní tvorbě Bohumila Hrabala
The Late Works of Bohumil Hrabal

Author(s): Libor Martinek
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: Bohumil Hrabal; April Gifford; old age; meet creativity; cultural codes; topoi; intertextuality

Summary/Abstract: The author in article "The late works of Bohumil Hrabal" deals with the late work of Bohumil Hrabal, especially correspondence with the American student of bohemistic (Czech studies) April Gifford, which the writer called Dubenka. This imaginary correspondence was not conducted on the axis writer (Hrabal) - addressee (Gifford), but the author (Hrabal) - texts for readers of publishing house Pražská imaginace (Prague imagination) in Prague, which were later collected in a book Dopisy Dubence (Letters for Dubenka) in 1995. The author of this article analyzed Hrabal late literary work with a heroine Dubenka and reminds some intertextual (inter-literary) relations with the former European cultural codes and topoi in literature (Ariadne and Theseus, Minnesang, Dante and Beatrice, Goethe and Ulrika, Rilke).

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 61-68
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech