Rozhovor Britských listů 176. Detektivní záhada: Nakolik byl Kundera udavačem? [Britské listy interview 176. A detective mystery: To what extent was Milan Kundera a secret police informer?]

Čulík, J. and Kunes, K. v. (2018) Rozhovor Britských listů 176. Detektivní záhada: Nakolik byl Kundera udavačem? [Britské listy interview 176. A detective mystery: To what extent was Milan Kundera a secret police informer?]. [Audio]

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Abstract

In March 1950, the Czech-French writer Milan Kundera, then a Prague Film Academy student, allegedly reported to the police the existence of a strange suitcase in the dormitory room of one of his student friends, Iva Militká. Militká provided more information to the Czechoslovak communist police and so they arrested a returned defector, a CIA agent, Miroslav Dvořáček, who then spentmany years in a communist labour camp. Jan Čulík interviews Karen von Kunes, Professor of Czech Studies at Yale University, who has just written a monograph on Kundera, arguing that his entanglement with the arrest of Dvořáček has deeply influenced all his literary work and there are references to the incident in all Kundera novels. The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 3rd August 2018.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Milan Kundera, Czech literature, French literature, Stalinism, Czechoslovakia, Miroslav Dvořáček, Miroslav Dvoracek, Karen von Kunes, Jan Culik, Jan Čulík, Britské listy, Czechoslovak history, Czech history, Stalinist oppression.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J., and Kunes, K. v.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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