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Brückenbauer, Brückensprenger, Brückenreparateure. Anmerkungen zur Konzeption der deutsch-tschechischen Kulturvermittlung in Böhmen
Bridge-building, destroying and repairing. About the idea of the German-Czech cultural exchange in Bohemia

Author(s): Štěpán Zbytovský
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), Czech Literature, German Literature, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny

Summary/Abstract: The pluricultural situation in Bohemia between 1900 and 1939 was articulated among others by intellectuals who, as translators, organizers and publicists, mediated in diverse constellations between linguistically, nationally, religiously, socially, politically and aesthetically different cultural complexes. This paper reflects on the possibilities of conceptually grasping this form of mediation between Czech and German culture – in relation to the frequent use of “bridge” metaphors in the context of this mediation, and in relation to today’s theoretical debates as well as statements from the time by Otokar Fischer, Otto Pick, Max Brod and Rudolf Fuchs.

  • Issue Year: 25/2017
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 23-43
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: German