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Nikde není řečeno
It's Never Said Anywhere

Mythopoetic Topoi in the Newest Poetry Collection by Petr Hruška

Author(s): Svatava Urbanová
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Czech Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Petr Hruška; poetry; Ostrava; topoi; signs; concepts; the signification of myths and mythization
Summary/Abstract: The poet Petr Hruška (1964), a native of Ostrava, has published his eight coll ection Nikde není řečeno (Itʼs Never Said Anywhere), in which we not only come across motifs from his previous work, which have become part of the myth of Ostra va as an industrial magical city, but we also encounter the notion of it being a pulsa ting locale, filled with artistic fervor. We step over the threshold of home along with the poet and find ourselves in a reality that offers analogues to the mythical extinction of civilisation of ancient Mesopotamia. The collection is interspersed with fictional fragments of texts written on clay tablets, thereby enhancing the artistic quality and intensity of the account provided by the collection as a whole.

  • Page Range: 192-200
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Czech