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Writers Under Siege Czech Literature Since 1945 by Jiri Holy, Jan Culik

Writers Under Siege Czech Literature Since 1945


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Writers Under Siege Czech Literature Since 1945 by Jiri Holy, Jan Culik

This History presents a broad canvas of post-war Czech literary developments within the cultural and political context of the times. Information is provided about the many English-language translations from Czech literature, and the circumstances in which these translations came about. Analysis is by way of quoting from original Czech works, especially poetry, with English translation. 'Profiles of the Most Important Czech Writers since 1945' gives biographical and bibliographical details about the most important post-war Czech writers, and links to secondary literature in English. The volume also includes a bibliographical list of the most important works in English on Czech history, literary history and politics, as well as a list of anthologies of Czech post-war literature in English. Originally published in Czech, this English translation has been entirely re-worked, taking the needs of the English-speaking reader and student into consideration. 'Writers Under Siege' is intended for all readers interested in or studying the literatures and cultures of Central Europe. It is essential reading for students of Czech and Slavonic Studies.


An essential source for scholars in Slavic and Central European studies, and may become the definitive reference work in English on post-war Czech literature. Charles Sabatos, Europe-Asia Studies, January 2009

About the Author

Jiri Holy, is Professor of Czech Literature at Charles University in Prague. Elizabeth S Morrison is a graduate of Glasgow University. Jan Culik is Senior Lecturer in Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Publication date

1st November 2007


Jiri Holy, Jan Culik

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Sussex Academic Press


360 pages


Literary studies: from c 1900 -



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