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Interkulturelle Begegnungsräume in literarischen Prag-Darstellungen der Moderne
Intercultural Spaces of Encounter in literary Works about Prague

Author(s): Ulrike Mascher
Subject(s): Czech Literature
Published by: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny
Keywords: Franz Werfel; Max Brod; Richard Weiner; Prague in literature; interculturalism;

Summary/Abstract: The following paper questions how intercultural phenomena are depicted in Prague modernist literature. Are there intercultural meeting points in Prague that appear in the literature of this time? And how is the pluricultural situation at the start of the 20th century presented in Prague modernist literature? In the context of spatial-theoretical approaches, as found, for example, in Jurij M. Lotman’s cultural concept of the semiosphere, the three stories Das Trauerhaus by Franz Werfel (1927), Weiberwirtschaft by Max Brod (1913) and Richard Weiner’s Rovnováha (1914) are examined in relation to these questions.

  • Issue Year: 25/2017
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 173-191
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: German