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Zapomenuté pohádky Josefa Kajetána Tyla
Josef Kajetán Tyl’s Forgotten Fairy-Tales

Author(s): Pavel Šidák
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Czech Literature
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Josef Kajetán Tyl; Czech fairy tales; genre concept; folklore themes

Summary/Abstract: Josef Kajetán Tyl published a few fairy tales in Jindy a nyní and Květy magazines between 1833 and 1840. Literary history doesn’t know them even they entered literary communication. Nevertheless, we state these fairy tales are of special relevance to literary history. They represent the first collection of Czech fairy-tales published in Czech. They also representthe first collection of texts we can determine as real fairy-tales. In the beginning of Czech national revival, literary tradition didn’t differentiate between fairy-tales, idylls, legends etc.; Tyl’s fairy-tales shows the way to the contemporary meaning of genre concept of “fairy-tale”. After all, Tyl’s fairy-tales have also innovative relation to folklore tradition as well as to authenticity of folklore themes.

  • Issue Year: 9/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 10-36
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Czech