Czech culture wars: is Milan Kundera 'a bastard'?

Čulík, J. (2020) Czech culture wars: is Milan Kundera 'a bastard'? Slavonica, 25(2), pp. 157-169. (doi: 10.1080/13617427.2020.1824484)

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Abstract

Like many countries of the world these days, the Czech Republic is afflicted by intractable culture wars. People obstinately hold on to their ideological positions because they give them power. The world-famous Czech author Milan Kundera, who was a communist until the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, is one of the subjects of such intractable culture wars, currently raging in the Czech Republic. The conflict about Kundera was deepened in June 2020 with the publication of a highly critical, 900-page ‘biography’ of Milan Kundera by another Czech fiction writer, former emigré to the United States Jan Novák. This piece comprises two reviews of Novák’s work, one by a well-know Czech broadcaster and the other by Professor of Czech Literature at Charles University, Prague.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Journal Name:Slavonica
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1361-7427
ISSN (Online):1745-8145
Published Online:23 September 2020
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First Published:First published in Slavonica 25(2): 157-169
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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