The early works of František Listopad and their critical reception Cover Image

Kdy začíná Listopad? Válečná tvorba Františka Listopada a její ohlas u dobové kritiky
The early works of František Listopad and their critical reception

Author(s): Dagmar Vobecká
Subject(s): Czech Literature
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: František Listopad; Early Work; Poetry Collections; Short Prose Collections; Dynamoarchism; Mladá fronta Journal

Summary/Abstract: The primary objective of this study is to consider the Czech poet, publicist, essayist, director and pedagogue, František Listopad, and to describe and understand his early work in the context of the period at the time of World War II. Unfortunately, his writings still today remain almost unknown in the Czech Republic. He contributed to the history of Czech journalism when he, along with his friends, established Mladá Fronta Journal that has been published regularly since its inception. He may be associated with this event more than with his literary and cultural contributions which were created in the 1940s in the former Czechoslovakia and in the following years in France and Portugal. In 1948, he left Czechoslovakia and travelled to post-war Paris and Porto and finally settled down in Lisbon, Portugal. This study attempts to assemble the important events in Listopad’s life until 1948 and review them together with particular pieces of his literary work and it’s critical reflection as well.

  • Issue Year: 22/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-42
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Czech