Rozhovor Britských listů 295. Je nová kniha o Kunderovi komunistická? [Britské listy Interview 295. Is the new book about Kundera communist?]

Culik, J. and Fischer, P. (2020) Rozhovor Britských listů 295. Je nová kniha o Kunderovi komunistická? [Britské listy Interview 295. Is the new book about Kundera communist?]. [Audio]

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Abstract

This interview is in Czech with English subtitles. Czech writer Jan Novák has published a large, controversial book about Milan Kundera. The work is on the borderline between a documentary biography and fiction. Paradoxically, says Czech literary critic Petr Fischer, neither Kundera nor Jan Novák have managed successfully to move from modernism via postmodernism to today's post-historical era when all values are being re-defined or questioned. Jan Novák is trying to force us to accept the firm values of the previous era and thus paradoxically ends up disseminating an ideology which is strongly reminiscent of communism. This and other interesting issues connected with this work and with Milan Kundera's fiction are debated in this Britské listy Interview, which was broadcast on the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz on 26th June 2020.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Milan Kundera, populism, Czech literature, communism, Stalinism, politics, French literature, modernism, post-modernism, the era of post-history, Petr Fischer, Jan Culik, Jan Čulík.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Fischer, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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