FRANTIŠEK HRUBÍN´S

„NOVÁ ZEMĚ“ FRANTIŠKA HRUBÍNA VERSUS „STARÁ ZEMĚ“ JANA ZAHRADNÍČKA
FRANTIŠEK HRUBÍN´S "NEW COUNTRY" VERSUS JAN ZAHRADNÍČEK´S "OLD COUNTRY"

Author(s): Vladimír Křivánek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci

Summary/Abstract: This essay is based on analysis and comparison of the motifs of “old” and “new” country in Hrubín‘s poem Jobova noc (The Night of Job) and Zahradníček’s book of poetry Stará země (The Old country). It shows how post-war poetry ideologically differentiates the concept of war. Hrubín understands the just finished war conflict to be a cruel historical way to a utopian project of an ideal socially equitable society in intentions of communism, which had an impact on the picture of his country. He rejects the old country of capital and fascist totality as the main cause of the war catastrophe. Zahradníček, according to the catholic tradition, sees the war as a punishment for national and human rejection of God, he defends this metaphysical concept against the winning materialism in polemic adoration of the old country – God’s servant.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 83-88
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech