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Zčeřená hladina — próza českého ideálního realismu
Rippled surface — Czech Ideal Realism prose

Towards a definition of literary poetics

Author(s): Michal Charypar
Subject(s): Czech Literature
Published by: Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: History of literature; Ideal Realism; Czech prose;19th century;

Summary/Abstract: This study presents the outline of a possible definition of literary poetics in Czech fictional prose in the latter half of the 19th century. It is based on the outline conceived by Dalibor Tureček and his team (Parnassianism and Realism), but points out the inadequately treated issue of Realism and the division of Parnassianism into two more or less distinct areas, while considering the possible condensation of the conceptual space in question. It arrives at a definition of a new poetics – Ideal Realism, which it distinguishes from Parnassianism and (Analytical) Realism. The conclusion of the study then sketches out the opportunities offered by the context of foreign, particularly Central European, literatures and the context of other types of literature (poetry and drama). The entire text, conceived as a consideration of this specific segment of Czech literary history, is meant to be a discussion piece that needs to be subjected to more extensive criticism before its completion and application.

  • Issue Year: 67/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 308-336
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Czech