„STOUPNOUT SI PŘED DĚJINY A STUDEM NEZRUDNOUT“ (OBRAZ EVROPY 30. LET V POEZII OTOKARA FISCHERA V KONTEXTU ČESKÉ LYRIKY TOHOTO OBDOBÍ)
TO STAND UP FACING HISTORY AND NOT TO FEEL ASHAMED (THE PICTURE OF EUROPE IN 30ies IN OTOKAR FISCHER´S POETRY IN THE CONTEXT OF CZECH LYRICAL POETRY..
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Summary/Abstract: In Fisher’s lyrical poetry of the 30ies his former motives come to life again – in a sober way and matter-of-factly – both in monumental and song-like form. The author leaves his former literary or historical autostylization and creates scenes and characters symbolizing human destiny in the context of European situation (Peřeje, 1931). In Poledne (1934) he adapts the genre of poetic travel book into poetry with deep reflexive base – unlike Nezval in his avant-garde model of Poetry in Sbohem a šáteček, published in the same year. Also his following books of poetry (Rok, 1935, Host, 1937) reflects rather existential insecurity and anxiety or topics of solitude and death which can be found in works of the poets of time and silence (Hora, Seifert, Hrubín), or so called antipodes of avant-garde (Halas, Holan, Závada, Zahradníček). Fisher’s picture of Europe is more universal, though. It is formed primarily by cultural and historical motives, where the aspect of spiritual values is emphasized. In Poslední básně (1938), published after his death, the theme of complicated identification with native country is completed together with the tragic feeling and responsibility during the time of the national menace.
- Issue Year: 2006
- Issue No: 4
- Page Range: 71-76
- Page Count: 6
- Language: Czech