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Das mannigfaltige Prag in Werken von Hašek und Konstantinov
The diverse Prague reflected in the works of Hašek and Konstantinov

Author(s): Antoaneta Mihailova, Kalina Minkova
Subject(s): Bulgarian Literature, Czech Literature
Published by: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
Keywords: Jaroslav Hašek; Aleko Konstantinov; Prague in literature;

Summary/Abstract: Big cities with their ethnically mixed populations have always been a playground for the development of human characters. This paper presents Prague as a stage, on which episodes from the lives of literary figures of two Slavic authors are acted out. The Czech Jaroslav Hašek and the Bulgarian Aleko Konstantinov were socially and politically engaged and expressed their ideological and political positions through their (anti)heroes. They deliberately ignored the cultural traditions, the history and the sights of the city in order to focus, with satirical power, on the life philosophy of the ‘little’ people suffering injustices. The big city typifies and individualizes the presented characters and plays a role in the action.

  • Issue Year: 25/2017
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 163-172
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: German